XIONG ZHI (Chinese : 熊摯) was the eighth 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 Zhi succeeded his father Xiong Kang , but later abdicated due to illness. His younger brother Xiong Yan succeeded him as ruler of Chu, and Xiong Zhi self-exiled and founded the minor state of Kui (夔).
Sima Qian 's account of
Xiong Zhi in his Records of
the Grand Historian (Shiji) is quite confused.
Sima Qian records Xiong
Zhi's name variously as XIONG HONG (熊紅) or XIONG ZHIHONG
(熊摯紅), and says that he was the second son of
Xiong Qu and
younger brother of Xiong Kang. According to Shiji,
Xiong Kang died
Xiong Zhi succeeded Xiong Qu, and that he was killed by his
younger brother Xiong Yan. However, this account is contradicted by
earlier historical texts
Zuo Zhuan and Guoyu , as well as the recently
Tsinghua Bamboo Slips
* ^ A B Sima Qian . "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012. * ^ A B Ziju (子居). 清华简《楚居》解析 (IN CHINESE). JIANBO.ORG. RETRIEVED 1 MARCH 2012.
XIONG ZHI HOUSE OF MI
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Monarchs of Chu