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XIONG KANG (Chinese : 熊康), also called XIONG WUKANG (Chinese : 熊毋康), was the seventh viscount of the state of Chu during the early Zhou Dynasty (1046–256 BC) of ancient China. Like other early Chu rulers, he held the hereditary noble rank of viscount first granted to his ancestor Xiong Yi by King Cheng of Zhou .

Xiong Kang succeeded his father Xiong Qu . The Records of the Grand Historian (Shiji) says that Xiong Kang died early and Xiong Qu was succeeded by Xiong Zhi , but the recently discovered Tsinghua Bamboo Slips recorded Xiong Kang as the successor of Xiong Qu.

REFERENCES

* ^ A B Sima Qian . "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012. * ^ Ziju (子居). 清华简《楚居》解析 (IN CHINESE). JIANBO.ORG. RETRIEVED 1 MARCH 2012.

XIONG KANG HOUSE OF MI

REGNAL TITLES

Preceded by Xiong Qu VISCOUNT OF CHU Succeeded by Xiong Zhi

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Monarchs of Chu

EARLY RULERS

* Jilian * Yingbo * Yuxiong * Xiong Li * Xiong Kuang

VISCOUNTS

* Xiong Yi * Xiong Ai * Xiong Dan * Xiong Sheng * Xiong Yang * Xiong Qu * Xiong Kang * Xiong Zhi * Xiong Yan (elder) * Xiong Yong * Xiong Yan (younger) * Xiong Shuang * Xiong Xun * Xiong E * Ruo\'ao * Xiao\'ao * Fenmao

KINGS

* King Wu * King Wen * Du\'ao * King Cheng * King Mu * King Zhuang * King Gong * King Kang * Jia\'ao * King Ling * Zi\'ao * King Ping * King Zhao * King Hui * King Jian * King Sheng * King Dao * King Su * King Xuan * King Wei * King Huai * King Qingxiang * King Kaolie * King You * King Ai *