Xie (Chinese, Xiè) was the tenth king of the semi-legendary Xia Dynasty. The son of Mang, Xie ascended the throne in the "Xinwei" (辛未) year. He possibly ruled 25 years.[1][2][3]

King of the Xia dynasty
SuccessorBu Jiang
IssueBu Jiang
DynastyXia dynasty
ReligionChinese mythology

According to the Bamboo Annals, in the 12th year of Xie's reign, the prince of Yin (殷), Zihai (子亥), while a guest in Youyi (有易) ,[4] was "guilty of licentious conduct" and killed by the leader of the place, Mianchen (綿臣), who also sent away his retinue. Four years later, Zihai’s successor, Wei (微), allied with the forces of the baron of Ho (河伯), and invaded Youyi, killing Mianchen.[5][1]

In the 21st year of his reign, Xie "conferred regular dignities" on the chiefs of the surrounding barbarians.

He was succeeded by his sons Bu Jiang and Jiong.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b " Bamboo Annals".
  2. ^ "Chronology of China rulers".
  3. ^ Gu, Sharron. A Cultural History of the Chinese Language.
  4. ^ The 1865 Chinese Classics, which relates this story, does not identify the "Youyi" in question, but states that "There is a small dep. in Chih-le, called Yih-chow, which may correspond to the ancient Yew-yih".
  5. ^ Bamboo Annals in English (Legge)
  6. ^ Sima Qian. Records of the Grand Historian, Vol. Han Dynasty I. Trans. Watson, Burton. Columbia Univ. Press (New York), 1993.
Xie of Xia
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of China
1906 BC – 1890 BC
Succeeded by