Emperor Fa

Emperor Fa (Chinese 發) was the 16th ruler of the xia dynasty, father of infamous Jie who brought the dynasty to its end.

His given name was Houjin (后敬).


Fa was a son of the King Gao of Xia and thus a grandson of Kong Jia of Xia.

During his inaugural celebration, all of his vassals gathered at his palace.

The first earthquake ever recorded took place at Mount Tai in modern Shandong during his reign. The event has been dated to 1831 BCE as the Mount Tai earthquake.

Earthquake was mentioned briefly in the Bamboo Annals.

Last update 20-06-2012

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