King Xuan of Chu

King Xuan of Chu (Chinese: 楚宣王; pinyin: Chǔ Xuān Wáng, died 340 BC) was from 369 to 340 BC the king of the state of Chu during the Warring States period of ancient China. He was born Xiong Liangfu (Chinese: 熊良夫) and King Xuan was his posthumous title.[1]

Xiong Liangfu
King of Chu
Reign369–340 BC
Full name
Posthumous name
King Xuan of Chu

King Xuan succeeded his older brother King Su of Chu, who died without issue in 370 BC. Under his reign, Chu sent troops to help rescue the State of Zhao against an invasion by the State of Wei in 354 BC.

King Xuan died in 340 BC after 30 years of reign, and was succeeded by his son King Wei 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
King Xuan of Chu
 Died: 340 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Su of Chu
King of Chu
369–340 BC
Succeeded by
King Wei of Chu