Lü (state)

Not to be confused with Lu (state).
State of Lü
Capital West of Nanyang, Henan
Religion Chinese folk religion, ancestor worship, Taoism
Government Monarchy
   Established unknown
   Annexed by the State of Chu unknown
Currency Chinese coin
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Zhou dynasty
State of Chu

(simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) was a Zhou dynasty vassal state in present-day central China in the early years of the Spring and Autumn period (722-481 BC).


As the rulers of the four states of Qi, Xu, Shen and Lü all had the surname Jiang (姜), they claimed a common ancestry.[1]


  1. Guoyu· Zhouyu Zhong (周语中)

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