King Gong of Zhou

King Gong of Zhou

King Gong of Zhou
King of China[1]
Reign 922–900 BC
Predecessor King Mu of Zhou[2]
Successor King Yì of Zhou
Died 900 BC
Issue King Yì of Zhou[3]
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Yīhù (繄扈)
Father King Mu of Zhou[4]

King Gong of Zhou (Chinese: 周共王; pinyin: Zhōu Gòng Wáng) or King Kung of Chou was the sixth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty.[5][6] Estimated dates of his reign are 922-900 BC or 917/15-900 (Cambridge History of Ancient China).

Although he is commonly known as Gong, this is actually his posthumous name. His given name was Yihu and his ancestral name was .


  1. ^ Cambridge History of Ancient China
  2. ^  
  3. ^ Classical Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Translations by John Minford, Joseph S. M. Lau
  4. ^ Needham, Joseph (1986). Science and Civilization in China: Volume 2. Taipei: Caves Books Ltd.
  5. ^ Sources of Western Zhou History: Inscribed Bronze Vessels by Edward L. Shaughnessy
  6. ^ Sharing the Light: Representations of Women and Virtue in Early China by Lisa Ann Raphals. Gong is mentioned with one woman.
King Gong of Zhou
Died: 900 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Mu of Zhou
King of China
922–900 BC
Succeeded by
King Yi of Zhou (Jian)