King Qingxiang of Chu

King Qingxiang of Chu (Chinese: 楚頃襄王; pinyin: Chǔ Qǐngxiāng Wáng, died 263 BC) was from 298 to 263 BC the king of the state of Chu during the Warring States period of ancient China. He was born Xiong Heng (Chinese: 熊橫) and King Qingxiang was his posthumous title.[1]

Xiong Heng
King of Chu
Reign298–263 BC
Full name
Posthumous name
King Qingxiang of Chu

Xiong Heng's father, King Huai of Chu, was held hostage in 299 BC by King Zhao of Qin when he went to the state of Qin for negotiation. Xiong Heng then ascended the throne and is posthumously known as King Qingxiang of Chu. King Huai managed to escape but was recaptured by Qin. Three years later he died in captivity.[1]

King Qingxiang died in 263 BC and was succeeded by his son King Kaolie of Chu.[1]

In fiction and popular cultureEdit


  1. ^ a b c 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
King Qingxiang of Chu
 Died: 263 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Huai of Chu
King of Chu
298–263 BC
Succeeded by
King Kaolie of Chu