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Encyclopedia > Jie (Xia dynasty ruler)

Jie (Chinese: 桀) was the last emperor of the Xia dynasty of China, and is blamed for its fall. He reputedly mistreated his people and became a tyrant. Around 1700 BC, Tang, a leader of the Shang people to the east, succeeded in defeating Jie, bringing an end to the Xia dynasty and founding the Shang dynasty.


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Xia Dynasty - definition of Xia Dynasty in Encyclopedia (263 words)
The legends of the Three August Ones and the Five Emperors precede this dynasty, and it is followed by the Shang dynasty.
At a minimum, the Xia period marked an evolutionary stage between the late neolithic cultures and the typical Chinese urban civilization of the Shang dynasty.
Jie, the last ruler, was said to be a corrupt king.
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