Category: Xia dynasty

  • Shang Tang Overthrows Xia-商汤灭夏

    In the 21st century BC, Yu Qi established the first slave state in China, the Xia Dynasty, which lasted for over four hundred years with seventeen kings. The last king, Jie of Xia, was tyrannical and indulgent, exploiting and oppressing the people, resulting in barren fields and widespread suffering. The people harbored deep hatred towards…

  • The licentious Xia Jie-荒淫的夏桀

    The efforts of Shao Kang’s restoration brought about a prosperous era for the Xia Dynasty, consolidating the ruling position of the Xia royal family. Following this, the Xia Dynasty continued for over four hundred years until its seventeenth monarch, Jie. Jie, also known as Gui or Lü Gui, was the last monarch of the Xia…

  • Shao Kang’s Rejuvenation-少康中兴

    After capturing Diqiu, Han Zhu believed that the descendants of the Xia Dynasty had been exterminated, and he could now rule the land. Consequently, he intensified his debauchery and tyranny, fueling public discontent and garnering dissatisfaction among the courtiers. However, Han Zhu never anticipated that when Diqiu fell, the consort of the Xia King, Hou…

  • Han Zhu seized the throne-寒浞篡位

    After Hou Yi took over and officially established himself, confident in his unparalleled archery skills that could intimidate all directions, he believed he could live in peace. Consequently, he indulged in a life of luxury and extravagance, similar to Tai Kang, reveling in the pleasures of wine and women, perhaps even more so than Tai…

  • Hou Yi Replaces Xia-后羿代夏

    Yu successfully managed the flood, won the people’s hearts, and took over as the leader of the tribal alliance, marking the late stage of the tribal society. With the development of productive forces, surplus products emerged, and tribal leaders, using their authority, turned surplus products into private property, leading to the emergence of private ownership.…

  • Emperor Yu’s Flood Control-大禹治水

    It is said that during the time of Yao and Shun, it was the late period of the Ice Age, with a warming climate causing the melting of ice and snow, resulting in a rapid rise in sea levels and seawater surging backward. The ancient Yellow River changed its course, flowing into the sea from…