Han (Western Zhou state)

This article is about the Western Zhou state. For the Warring States state, see Han (state).

The State of Han (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Hán Guó), was a minor state that existed during the Western Zhou Dynasty and early Spring and Autumn period, and centered on modern day Hancheng and Hejin. The state was created for a son, known historically as the Marquess of Han (韓侯), of King Wu of Zhou[1] in 11th century BC. The rulers held the rank of marquess and ancestral name of Ji (姬).[2] Han was conquered by the State of Jin and enfeoffed to Wuzi of Han[2] in 8th century BC.


  1. 左傳僖公二十四年
  2. 1 2 春秋會要卷一頁三十八
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