Compiled from The Great Chinese Emperors
Zhuanxu’s reign was titled Gaoyang. His father, Changyi, was Leizu’s child. Although Huangdi had more than 20 sons, he chose Zhuanxu, his grandson, as his heir because of his outstanding abilities. In those days, shamans had great influence over the people, and each would freely interpret the signs of the times, causing panic and confusion among the people. As part of his religious reform, Zhuanxu sent his two sons, Zhong and Li to ‘destroy the road to Heaven’ and assert that the king himself was God.
During his reign, Gonggong, a descendant of Yangdi, who ruled in the territories in the middle reaches of the
refused to abdicate. Zhuanxu and Gonggong fought at ,
and Gonggong lost. Zhuanxu was adept at using his influence to boost the
spirits of the people. He brought law and order, and consolidated the power of
the central authority. He ruled for 78 years and was buried in Guangyangli of
Puyang. Mount Zhou