Du'ao (Chinese: 堵敖, died 672 BC), also called Zhuang'ao (Chinese: 莊敖), was from 676 to 672 BC king of the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. He was born Xiong Jian (Chinese: 熊艱) and Du'ao was his posthumous title.[1]

Xiong Jian
King of Chu
Reign676–672 BC
Full name
Posthumous name

Du'ao succeeded his father King Wen of Chu, who died in 677 BC. In 672 BC he tried to kill his younger brother Xiong Yun, who escaped to the state of Sui. Xiong Yun attacked and killed Du'ao with the help of Sui, and succeeded Du'ao as King Cheng of Chu.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
 Died: 672 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Wen of Chu
King of Chu
676–672 BC
Succeeded by
King Cheng of Chu