Liu Sheng was King Jing of Zhongshan of the Western Han Dynasty dating back over 2,000 years.
He had a noble status as a son of Liu Qi, Emperor Jing of the Han Dynasty and the first emperor of the Rule of Wen and Jing; as half-brother of famous Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty; and as the ancestor acknowledged by Liu Bei, King of Shuhan during the Period of Three Kingdoms.
In his teens he was titled the first-generation King Zhongshan. With a 42-year reign, he was the longest-serving King Zhongshan of the Western Han Dynasty. During his lifetime he enjoyed endless glory and luxury, and witnessed the bloody scenes of the “rebellion of the seven states”. Some commented that he was a voluptuary unworthy to be a king whereas some others said he was good at rhetoric and was a heroic king of the Han Dynasty.
Five decades, the tomb of Liu Sheng and his wife Dou Wan was discovered by accident in Mancheng District, Baoding, Hebei. The tens of thousands of precious cultural relics unearthed from the tomb amazed the world. Let’s go into the world of Liu Sheng, King Jing of Zhongshan to trace his life journey and feel the extraordinary charm of the thriving era he was in.