Xi Zhong

Xi Zhong (Chinese) was a legendary Xia dynasty minister credited in traditional Chinese sources with the invention of the chariot during the 2nd millennium BC.[1][2][3] Modern archaeological evidence has not found support for this, however, suggesting instead a date closer to 1200 BC for the introduction of small-scale use of chariots.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Xu Shen. Shuowen Jiezi.
  2. ^ Zhu Pian (玉篇), "Chariot Section" (车部)
  3. ^ Shiben, "Zuo Pian" (作篇).
  4. ^ Ebrey, Patricia. East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History, p. 14. Houghton Mifflin Co (Boston), 2006. ISBN 978-0-618-13384-0.