Compiled from The Great Chinese Emperors
There had been flooding then in the Central Plains for 22 continuous years. At the people’s recommendation,
appointed Gun to solve the problem even though he had perceived that Gun was
self-opinionated. Gun attempted to control the waters by blocking the water
flow, but that resulted in more severe floodings. Yao then implored Heaven’s mercy to curb the
When Tang Yao passed away at the age of 118, the people mourned his passing as if they had lost their own parents. No music was played for three years while they mourned their king for 98 years.