Han (Western Zhou 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] who was a descendant of Marquis Mu of Jin, in 8th century BC.


  1. ^ 左傳僖公二十四年
  2. ^ a b 春秋會要卷一頁三十八