States of the Eastern Chou,
771-256


The tables of rulers given here are mainly from The Cambridge History of Ancient China [edited by Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy, 1999, p.26-29], supplemented by Ulrich Theobald's Chinaknowledge site. The lists and treatment of states is from these sources and from Burton Watson, the The Tso Chuan, Selections from China's Oldest Narrative History [Columbia U. Press, 1989], and from Joseph Needham, Science & Civilization in China, Volume I [Cambridge U. Press, 1954, 1988, 2005]. While I have altered the reigns of the Chou to Western usage, with a reign ending and then beginning in the same year, I have left the other dates alone. They reflect the Chinese practice of separating reigns by a calendar year. I have also altered all the names into Wade-Giles form, even though Pinyin is now coming to dominate in academic work. The serious student should be familiar with both forms; and the accessibility of older histories, with only Wade-Giles, but without possible tendentious PRC inspired treatments, should not be compromised. Each character, however, has its pronunciation in Pinyin supplied below it. The maps are based on A Short History of the Chinese People by L. Carrington Goodrich [Harper Torchbooks, 1943, 1963], but I have begun altering them to show the smaller states that Goodrich did not show. The map of the Spring and Autumn Period at right reflects boundaries shown on the map at page 548 of the Cambridge History, while the maps of the Warring States Period reflect the boundaries shown on page 594. The states of Cheng, Ts'ai, Ts'ao, Chi, Ch'en, Hsüeh, Hsü, and T'eng do not occur on Goodrich's maps but are now shown, based on the Cambridge History. Some spellings on the maps are Goodrich's, reflecting pre-modern pronuncations of Mandarin (e.g. "Tsin" for "Chin"). The states of Cheng, Lu, Sung, and Wey do not continue onto the Cambridge table of the Warring States Period. I have been able to complete them there with data from Theobald. There is disagreement between the Cambridge History and Theobald for the final dates of the Spring and Autumn Period for Lu, Sung, Cheng, and Wu (with the History suspiciously giving 477 for all of them), so I have given both dates. The Cambridge History does not give the rulers of Ts'ai, Ts'ao, or Yüeh at all, and these have been supplied from Theobald. Further states, Teng, Yü, Yen, Kuo, and Tsou, are listed by Needham. These are discussed below.

At the beginning, only the ruler of Chou possesses the title . Other rulers are generally called [kung in Wade-Giles -- on a light red background below]. However, according to Burton Watson, this was no more than a postumous rank. During their lives, the ranks of these rulers were often substantially lower. Watson then gives a list of twenty Chou feudal states, their families, and their actual rank [p.xxxix]. This includes the Chou royal domain, what we might now call the Île de Chine, on analogy with the small Capetian Île de France. Curiously, the state of Yen [Yan], although the Cambridge History gives the rulers from the beginning of the Eastern Chou, is not listed, or even mentioned, by Watson. Thus, I did not know the ruling family of Yen, until I found it at Ulrich Theobald. Yen, like many other states, was a fief of the Chou royal family of Chi [Ji]. It is not surprising that Chou would enfeoff their relatives with important domains. The postumous nature of the ranks may be revealed by Theobald's entries for the final rulers of Ts'ai and Ts'ao, where the rulers, without postumous promotion, revert to their original rank, marquis and count, respectively.

"Duke" is the first of the feudal "Five Ranks," . All the ranks can be examined under the Chinese elements and Feudal Hierarchy. The first table here consists of the domains listed in the tables of the Cambridge History, with the information on rank and family supplied by Watson (and Theobald for Yen). Since many of these states are ruled by a (on a light orange background), I have allowed that rank to Yen, although this may already be one of the postumous ranks that Watson discusses. The date of the fall of the state, according to Needham, is supplied below. These don't always agree with the final dates given in the Cambridge History tables, but I retain them. The state to which the state falls, according to Needham, is also given.

Chou Lu Ch'i Chin/Tsin Ch'in Ch'u Sung Wey/Wei Cheng Yen Wu
ChiChiChiangChiYingMiTzuChiChiChiChi
256249226403207223286225375222473
Ch'inCh'uCh'inHan, Chao,
& Wei
Former
Han
Ch'inCh'iCh'inHanCh'inYüeh

The following table gives the other territories that Watson also lists, including Yüeh, , which occurs on Goodrich's maps but not in the Cambridge History tables at all. Watson has a map with the general location of some of these places [p.xli], but without any attempt to show boundaries. I have been able to supply the rulers of Yüeh, which overthrew Wu in 473, from Ulrich Theobald, and the boundaries from the Cambridge History.

Watson's book contains no characters whatsoever, even for the Tso Chuan, , itself. I have therefore had a bit of a hunt to round up the characters for all the states. Those for Ch'en, Ts'ai, and Ts'ao were supplied by Theobald, who, however, does not mention Chi, Chu, Chü, Hsü, Hsüeh, or T'eng. Fortunately, Chi, Hsü, Hsüeh, and T'eng are mentioned at some points scattered through the text in the Cambridge History, with the character cited where the name is first used -- and a list is given [p.547, "15 major states" of the Spring and Autumn Period] for Ch'i, Chin, Ch'in, Ch'u, Lu, Ts'ao, Cheng, Sung, Hsü, Ch'en, Wey, Yen, Ts'ai, Wu, and Yüeh. The characters for Chu and Chü finally could only be tracked down in Mathews' Chinese-English Dictionary [Harvard University Press, 1972, characters #1353 & #1569], which helpfully lists the former as, "A feudal state which existed B.C. 700-469," and the latter as, "Name of a State...a petty State in the south-east of what is now Shantung." Chu thus fell around the end of the Spring and Autumn Period, though I have no information to whom. Although Mathews' frequently identifies a character as the name of a feudal state, this is not always the case (e.g. with Hsü), and the character for Hsüeh does not appear to be in the dictionary at all, even though it occurs in modern Pinyin dictionaries (e.g. the ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary, edited by John DeFrancis, University of Hawai'i Press, 2003), usually identified simply as a "Surname" ["Xue," p.1091].

Ch'en Chi Chu Chü Hsü Hsüeh T'eng Ts'ai Ts'ao Yüeh
KueiSsuTs'aoYingChiangJenChiChiChiSsu
479445340431???447487334
Ch'uCh'uCh'uCh'u???Ch'uSungCh'u

It may be significant that the only full Dukedoms given by Watson are those of Chi and Sung, with the former of the royal family of the legendary Hsia Dynasty, , the house of Ssu [Si], and the latter of the family of the Shang Dynasty, , the house of Tzu [Zi]. It may be that at first only those of previous royal houses rated the full title of Duke. Watson says that there were "around 120 feudal states" [p.xxxi] in existence at the beginning of the Spring and Autumn Period. By 468 BC, there are only 40 left. By the end of the Warring States Period, of course, Ch'in conquers the remaining Six Kingdoms, , which by then had managed to absorb all the rest.

Teng T'an/Yen Kuo Tsou
687654418654340
Ch'uChinYüehChinCh'u
Joseph Needham lists [p.94] some states not given by Watson, the Cambridge History, or Ulrich Theobald. He also happily gives characters for all the states he lists, 25 in all. Needham also gives a map [p.92], which shows the states. From the map, it looks very much like Teng is the same state as T'eng, even though different characters are used. If they are not the same, they are certainly adjacent. Needham's small state of Yen, on the coast just south of Shantung, is read "T'an" in Mathews'. Tsou is cited by Mathews' as "the place where Mencius was born." Mathews' actually lists Tsou under "Chou" but glosses it "Pron. tsou1." Needham gives no information about the rank or family of these states -- I show them as "barons" just because this is the lowest rank. Needham employs the extraordinary practice, which I have never seen in any other history book, of giving BC dates as negative numbers. This device recommends itself to serious consideration, but I think Needham may have made a mistake in its application. The absolute value of a negative AD date will be one unit less than the corresponding BC date. For instance, the Warring States period ends in 221 BC. This would be -220 AD. This is because BC dates begins with year 1 in what would be 0 AD. Traditional BC and AD dating does not use the number zero. Between all positive and negative numbers, however, is the number zero. I don't gather that Needham has taken this into account. I thus use Needham's dates without the negative sign and without correcting for the unit difference. (See more about problems with zero in dating here.)

Ch'i [Qy]
or
Ssu
445
Ch'u
I originally provided the character for the state of Chi, , out of Mathews' dictionary (character #430, "Ancient feudal state...in Shantung"). There was another minor state identified by Mathews', that of Ch'i, , (character #547, "A small feudal state"). Watson does not list this state, but Joseph Needham and Ulrich Theobald do (the latter giving an alternative spelling, "Qy", to distinguish it from the Pinyin spelling of the major state of Ch'i, , i.e. "Qi"). However, neither Needham nor Theobald mention Chi. Theobald uses a different character for Ch'i, , while Needham uses . Both states are supposed to be from the house of Ssu [Si], which is suspicious. I had thought that Theobald's character might be a modern, simplified version, but it is the one that actually occurs in the Analects [3:9], even though it apparently is not given in Mathews' at all. It does look, however, like and are simply variants of the same character; for Mathews' gives a saying with the former, about the "man of Ch'i" who fears that the sky will fall, that is given with the latter character in the ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary, as qirényoutian, "Ch'i man fears sky" [p.742]. The character is pronounced "Chi" in James Legge's translation of the Analects [1893], but "Ch'i" in Arthur Waley's translation [1938] and D.C. Lau's [1979]. The more recent translation by David H. Li [Premier Publishing, Bethesda, Maryland, 1999], actually gives the name as "Gi," which is not even a syllable in the Pinyin writing of Mandarin otherwise used in the translation -- but the modern Mandarin ji would be from an archaic gi. This conflicting information about the pronunciation of , and its similarities in form to , makes me wonder if there has been some confusion. Either two different states really are involved, or it may be that there was originally one state that had been mistakenly separated with different but similar characters (and pronunciations). I thought that perhaps the meaning for as a feudal state in Mathews' was a mistake, but the same character, for the state of "Ji," is used in the Cambridge History [p.409] -- though without enough information to decide if Chi [Ji] and Ch'i [Qy] (which is not mentioned in the History) are identical. I have not yet found any discussion of the issue. I suspect they are indeed the same; but with 120 states in the Spring and Autumn Period, they could easily be entirely different. Both Needham and Theobald say that Ch'i fell to Ch'u in 445.

Chung Shan
Chi
408
Wei
Needham, Theobald, and the Cambridge History [p.594] list another minor state, that of Chung Shan, , which lay in the mountains between Chao and Yen. This had some earlier non-Chinese antecedents but then in 414 was granted as a fief to Duke Wu, a grandson of the Chou King Ting Wang (606-585) -- though more than a century and a half seems a bit long for only two generations. Theobald gives no other rulers for Chung Shan and says that it falls to Chao in 295. However, Needham show Chung Shan already falling to Wei () in 408 -- which could make Duke Wu the only independent ruler. Whatever the dates, Chung Shan would seem to be adjacent to Chao, not to Wei, though Needham shows this on his map and still marks it "to Wei." The maps here use the later date and annexation by Chao.

In the table below, I give the ranks shown in the Cambridge History, for these are ranks that the living rulers did eventually assume, finally rising to the rank of for all (except Wey). With no information on just when the transitions occurred (except the final move to King), I can only stick to the Cambridge data. Not all the domains there, indeed, begin with Dukes. Chin and Yen in the Spring and Autumn Period, and Han, Wei, and Chao in the Warring States Period, start with the title of . Cambridge lists the occasional ruler, especially at the beginning of the Chao in the Warring States Period, as no more than a [tzu -- on a white background below, as with other rulers of unspecified title]. However, since this curiously skips the rank of , it may be that has one of its other meanings, which can even be "child," "young," or "sir." According to Watson, Ch'u and Wu actually were regarded as by everyone else but began calling themselves from an early date. I show Ch'u this way when the title begins to occur in their names. The rulers of Yüeh also styled themselves Kings from their beginning, and I have shown them that way.

The Cambridge History uses a peculiar spelling for the Spring and Autumn realm of Wei:  "Wey" is not a spelling or a syllable in Wade-Giles or Pinyin for modern Mandarin Chinese. This spelling, apparently, is to indicate that different characters are used for the "Wei" of the Spring and Autumn Period, , and the different "Wei" the arises in the Warring States Period, .
Wey
Chi
225
Ch'in
It is not apparent, for instance, from Goodrich's maps that these are not simply the same state. This convention also occurs in Theobald, and I have retained it here to avoid ambiguity, especially since Wey continues into the Warring States Period (which one would not know from the Cambridge History tables, or Goodrich's maps), and the two exist concurrently until the Ch'in conquest. Despite that continuation, Wey, small and inconsequential, is not counted as one of the "Six Kingdoms." It is the only state here whose ranks declines over time, from Duke to Marquis and finally just to "Prince," a title that otherwise is generic and not one of the "five ranks."

Rulers whose names are in boldface are those who are mentioned or even visited by Confucius. Two of these, the ones before Confucius' own day, Duke Huan of Ch'i (685-643) and Duke Wen of Chin (636-628), were two of the "Five Leaders" or "Five Hegemons," . These were regarded as the greatest leaders of the feudal lords, though itself could also mean "tyrant." The identity of the other Five Hegemons varied, but Duke Mu of Ch'in (659-621) and King Chuang of Ch'u (613-591) were frequently included. The very first is often considered to be have been Duke Huan of Cheng (806-771). Last may have been Fu Ch'ai of Wu (495-473).

There is one ruler in boldface who is not mentioned by Confucius, and that is Ho Lü of Wu (514-496). Instead, he is mentioned by Szu-ma Ch'ien (145-86) in relation to Sun Tzu, author of what is usually entitled in English The Art of War, the classic Chinese book of military strategy. Sun Tzu, from Ch'i, was supposedly invited by Ho Lü for an interview, for a demonstration, and then to command the army of Wu. In the latter capacity he is supposed to have defeated Ch'u and intimidated Ch'i and Chin. With this story and the subsequent ruler of Wu, Fu Ch'ai, as one of the Five Hegemons, one would think Wu a durable military power. But the state did fall to Yüeh at the death of Fu Ch'ai. The prominence of Sun Tzu may go with a noteworthy feature of the Eastern Chou:  it was the only time in Chinese history that the exploits of warriors were celebrated as they were in the Greek or Indian epics. Under Confucian influence, warriors would later not even be included under the Four Classes posited for Chinese society. This was not good for the security of China, and at no time were its consequences so dire as in the last days of the Ming Dynasty, which ironically had begun with an attempt to elevate the military to a status equal to the scholars.

Eastern Chou, , 771-256; Middle Chou, 771-473; Spring and Autumn, , Period, 722-481
Chou Lu Ch'i Chin/Tsin Ch'in Ch'u Sung Wey/Wei Cheng Yen Ts'ai Ts'ao  
Hsüan
Wang
827/5- 781Hsiao Kung796- 769Chuang Kung794- 731Wen Hou780- 746Hsiang Kung777- 766Juo Ao790- 764Tai Kung799- 766Wu Kung812- 758Huan Kung806- 771Ch'ing Hou790- 767Hsi Hou809- 762Hui Po795- 760
Yu
Wang
781- 771Hui Kung768- 723Chao Hou745- 740Hsiao Ao763- 758Wu Kung765- 748Chuang Kung757- 735Ai Hou766- 765Kung Hou761- 760Mu Kung759- 757
P'ing
Wang
770- 719Yin Kung722- 712Hsiao Hou739- 724Wen Kung765- 716Fen Mao757- 741Hsüan Kung747- 729Huan Kung734- 719Wu Kung770- 744Cheng Hou746- 729Tai Hou759- 750Huan Kung756- 702
E Hou723- 718Ning Kung715- 704Wu Wang740- 690Mu Kung728- 720Hsüan Kung718- 700Chuang Kung743- 701Mu Hou728- 711Hsüan Kung749- 715
Huan
Wang
719- 696Huan Kung711- 694Hsi Kung730- 698Ai Hou717- 710Ch'u Kung703- 698Wen Wang689- 677Shang Kung719- 711Hui Kung699- 669Li Kung700- 697Hsüan Hou710- 698Huan Kung714- 695Chuan Kung701- 671
Hsiao- tzu709- 707Feng710- 692Chao Kung696- 695Huan Hou697- 691Ai Kung694- 675Hsi Kung670- 661
Chuang
Wang
696- 681Chuang Kung693- 662Hsiang Kung697- 686Chin Hou Min706- 679Wu Kung697- 678Tu Ao676- 675Min Kung691- 682Tzu Wei694Chuang Kung690- 658
Hsi
Wang
681- 676Huan Kung685- 643Wu Kung678- 677Te Kung677- 676Ch'eng Wang674- 626Huan Kung681- 651I Kung668- 661Tzu I693- 680
Hui
Wang
676- 651Min Kung661- 660Hsiao Kung642- 633Hsien Kung676- 651Hsüan Kung675- 664Li Kung679- 673Mu Kung674- 645Chao Kung661- 653
Hsiang
Wang
651- 618Hsi Kung659- 627Chao Kung632- 613Hui Kung650- 637Ch'eng Kung663- 660Hsiang Kung650- 637Tai Kung660Wen Kung672- 628Hsiang Kung657- 618Chuan Kung645- 612Kung Kung652- 618
Wen
Kung
636- 628Mu Kung659- 621Ch'eng Kung636- 620Wen Kung659- 635
Wen Kung626- 609Hsiang Kung627- 621Mu Wang625- 614Ch'eng Kung634- 600Mu Kung627- 606
Ch'ing
Wang
618- 612Ling Kung620- 607K'ang Kung620- 609Chao Kung619- 611Ling Kung605Huan Kung617- 602Wen Kung611- 592Wen Kung617- 595
K'uang
Wang
612- 606Hsüan Kung608- 591I Kung612- 609Kung Kung608- 604Chuang Wang613- 591Wen Kung610- 589Hsiang Kung604- 587Hsüan Kung601- 587
Ting
Wang
606- 585Ch'eng Kung590- 573Hui Kung608- 599Ch'eng Kung606- 600Huan Kung603- 577Mu Kung599- 589Tao Kung586- 585Ching Kung591- 543Hsüan Kung594- 578
Ch'ing Kung598- 582Ching Kung599- 581Kung Wang590- 560Kung Kung588- 576Ting Kung588- 577Ch'eng Kung584- 571Chao Kung586- 574Wu
Chien
Wang
585- 571Ling Kung581- 554Li Kung580- 573Ching Kung576- 537Chü falls to Ch'u, 582P'ing Kung575- 532Hsien Kung576- 559Hsi Kung570- 565Wu Kung573- 555Ch'eng Kung577- 555Shou Meng585- 561
Ling
Wang
571- 544Hsiang Kung572- 542Chuang Kung553- 548Tao Kung572- 558K'ang Wang559- 545Shang Kung558- 547Chien Kung564- 530Wen Kung554- 549Wu Kung554- 528Chu Fan560- 548
Ching
Wang
544- 520Chao Kung541- 510Ching Kung547- 490P'ing Kung557- 532Ai Kung536- 501Chia Ao544- 541Hsien Kung546- 544I Kung548- 545P'ing Kung527- 524Yü Chi547- 544
Tao
Wang
520Chao Kung531- 526Ling Wang 540- 529Yüan Kung531- 517Hsiang Kung543- 535Hui Kung544- 536Ling Kung542- 531Tao Kung523- 515I Mei543- 527
Ching
Wang
519- 475Ting Kung509- 495Ch'ing Kung525- 512P'ing Wang528- 516Ling Kung534- 493Ting Kung529- 514Tao Kung535- 529P'ing Kung530- 522Hsien Kung515- 512Liao526- 515
Kung Kung528- 524Tao Kung521- 519Ying Kung511- 506
Ai Kung494- 477 /467Yen Ju-tzu489Ting Kung511- 475Hui Kung500- 491Chao Wang515- 489Ching Kung516- 477 /451Ch'u Kung492- 481Hsien Kung513- 501P'ing Kung523- 505Chao Kung518- 491Ching Kung505- 502Ho Lü514- 496
Tao Kung488- 485Tao Kung490- 477Hui Wang488- 432Chuang Kung480- 478Sheng Kung500- 477 /463Chien Kung504- 493Ch'eng Kung490- 472Yang Po501- 487Fu Ch'ai495- 477 /473
Chien Kung484- 481Hsien Kung492- 465Ts'ao falls to Sung, 487Wu falls to Yüeh, 473
ChouLuCh'iChin/TsinCh'inCh'uSungWeyChengYenTs'aiTs'aoWu

The Warring States Period sees the end of the Chou Dynasty and the shake-down of all the realms into just one, Ch'in. In the course of this, many old states disappear (Lu, Cheng, Sung, Chin, Yüeh) and some new ones appear (Han, Wei, Chao -- all derived from Chin). In the end, six states, the Six Kingdoms, (Ch'i, Ch'u, Han, Wei, Chao, & Yen -- plus Wey), fall in very rapid succession (230-221) to Wang Cheng of Ch'in. By then, all surviving rulers (except Wey) had been styling themselves . This is rather like what we see at the beginning of the Hellenistic Period, when each of the Diadochi becomes a "Great King" like Alexander had been, or in modern Germany, where the Mediaeval Kingdom of Germany gives rise to many modern kingdoms, most the creations of Napoleon. Having eliminated all the rival kings, Cheng then formulated a new, supreme title for himself, (on a light purple background below -- just for contrast, since that is the Roman, not the Chinese, Imperial color).

The Cambridge History and Theobald again use a peculiar spelling, this time with "Hann" for the state of Han. As above, this is not a syllable in Wade-Giles or Pinyin. It is used because the character for this Han, , is different from the more familiar character for the Han Dynasty:  . I have not used this convention because there is only one Han state in the period, so there is no ambiguity.

The Cambridge History does not give us the rulers of the states of Shu, , or Pa, , whose conquest begins to give Ch'in the resources it will need to unite the country. It was the case that Shu and Pa were not regarded as Chinese -- Watson does not list them among the feudatories of Chou -- but in any case, according to Ulrich Theobald, the rulers are unknown, with Pa, and only poorly known, with Shu. The Cambridge History is also lacking the rulers of Lu, Sung, Wey, Cheng, and Yüeh in the Warring States Period, which I have supplied from Theobald. I have two different dates for the fall of Lu, so I have included them both. My information is that Lu falls to Ch'u, but nevertheless its territory appears to end up in the hands of Ch'i.

Warring States, , Period, 481-221; Late Chou, 473-256
Chou Lu Ch'in Chiang Ch'i T'ien Ch'i Chin/Tsin Ch'u   Chao Sung Wey Cheng Yen Ts'ai Yüeh
Yüan
Wang
475- 468Tao Kung466- 429Li-kung Kung476- 443P'ing Kung480- 456Ting Kung511- 475Hui Wang488- 432Hsien- tzu475- 425Chao Kung450- 404Ch'i Chün477Ai Kung462- 424Hsiao Kung497- 455Sheng Kung471- 457Kou- chien Wang496- 465
Chêng- ting
Wang
468- 441Tsao Kung442- 429455- 405Hsüan Kung455- 410Ch'u Kung474- 451Wei Ch'u Kung, restored476- 456Ch'eng Kung454- 439Lu- ying Wang465- 459
K'ao
Wang
440- 425Yüan Kung428- 408Huai Kung428- 425Ching Kung450- 434Han Wen Hou445- 396Huan- tzu424Tao Kung455- 451Yu Kung423Min Kung438- 415Yüan Kung456- 451Pu- shou Wang459- 449
Wei- lieh
Wang
425- 401Ling Kung424- 415Tao- tzu410- 405Yu Kung433- 416Chien Wang431- 408Wu Hou424- 409Hsien Hou423- 409Ching Kung450- 432Hsü Kung422- 396Ch'i Hou450- 447Weng Wang449- 412
Mu Kung407- 377Chien Kung414- 400Sheng Wang407- 402Ching Hou408- 400Lieh Hou408- 387Chao Kung431- 429Chien Kung414- 370Ts'ai falls to Ch'u, 447I Wang412- 376
An
Wang
401- 375Hui Kung399- 387K'ang Kung404- 379Ho Hou404- 384Lieh Kung415- 389Tao Wang401- 381Lieh Hou389- 387Wu Hou395- 370Tao Kung403- 396Huai Kung428- 415K'ang Kung395- 375
Ch'u- tzu386- 385Su Wang380- 370Wen Hou386- 377Ching Hou386- 375Hsiu Kung395- 373Shen Kung414- 373 Chih- hou Wang376- 375
Lieh
Wang
375- 368Kung Kung376- 353Hsien Kung384- 362Hou Yen383- 375Huan Kung388- 369Ai Hou376- 375Sheng Kung372- 362Ch'u- wu- yü Wang375- 365
Hsien
Wang
368- 320Hsiao Kung361- 338Huan Kung374- 357Chin replaced by Han, Chao, & Wei, 369Hsüan Wang369- 340I Hou374- 363Hui Hou369- 345Ch'eng Hou374- 350Pi Kung372- 370Ch'eng Hou361- 333Cheng falls to Han, 375Huan Kung369- 362Wu- chuan Wang365- 357
K'ang Kung352- 344Hui- wenKung, 337- 324Wei Hou356- 335Wei Wang339- 329Chao Hou362- 333Hui WangHou, 344- 334Su Hou349- 326T'i- ch'eng- tzu369- 329Wen Kung361- 337Wu- ch'iang Wang357- 333
Ching Kung343- 315Wang, 324- 311Wei Wang334- 320 Huai Wang328- 299Hsüan- hui Wang332- 312Wang, 334- 319Wu- ling Wang325- 299K'ang Wang328- 286P'ing Hou332- 325 I Wang332- 321Yüeh falls to Ch'u, 333
Shên- ching
Wang
320- 314P'ing Kung314- 296Wu Wang310- 307Hsüan Wang319- 301Ch'ing- hsiang Wang298- 263Hsiang Wang311- 296Hsiang Wang318- 296Hui- wen Wang298- 266Wang K'uai320- 312
Nan
Wang
314- 256Wen Kung295- 273Chao Wang306- 251Min Wang300- 284Hsi Wang295- 273Chao Wang295- 277Chung-shan falls to Chao, 296Ssu Chün324- 283Chao Wang311- 279 
Ch'ing Kung272- 255Hsiang Wang283- 265Hsiao- lieh Wang262- 238Huan- hui Wang272- 239An- hsi Wang276- 243Hsiao- ch'eng Wang265- 245Sung falls to Ch'i, 286Hui Wang278- 272
Lu falls to Ch'u, 255Hsiao- wen Wang250Wang Chien264- 221Lu falls to Ch'u, 256Ching- min Wang242- 228Tao- hsiang Wang244- 236 Hua Chün282- 253Wu- hsiao Wang271- 258
Chou falls to Ch'in;

Ch'in Dynasty, 255-207

 Chuang- hsiang Wang249- 247Yu Wang237- 228Wang An238- 230Wang Ch'ien235- 228Yüan Chün252- 230Hsiao Wang257- 255
Cheng Wang, Shih Huang- tiWang, 246- 221Wang Fu- ch'u227- 223Wang Chia227- 225Tai- wang Jia227- 222Chiao Chün229- 221Wang Hsi254- 222
Huang- ti,
221- 209
Conquest by Ch'in
ChouLuCh'inCh'iChin/TsinCh'uHanWeiChaoSungWeyChengYenTs'aiYüeh

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