King Xiao Yi

Xiao Yi (Chinese: 小乙, born Zi Lian, Chinese: 子敛) was a shang dynasty King of China.

In the Records of the Grand Historian he was listed by Sima Qian as the twenty-first Shang king, succeeding his older brother Xiao Xin (Chinese: 小辛). He was enthroned with Yin (Chinese: 殷) as his capital. In the sixth year of his reign he ordered his son Wu Ding (Chinese: 武丁) to live at He (Chinese: 河) and study at Ganpan (Chinese: 甘盘). He ruled for 10 years, was given the posthumous name Xiao Yi and was succeeded by his son.

Oracle script inscriptions on bones unearthed at Yinxu alternatively record that he was the twentieth Shang king.

Last update 16-06-2012

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