The Discourses of the States or Guoyu (traditional Chinese: 國語; simplified Chinese: 国语; pinyin: Guóyǔ) is a classical Chinese history book that collected the historical records of numerous states from the Western Zhou to 453 BC. Its author is unknown, but it is sometimes attributed to Zuo Qiuming, a contemporary of Confucius. Guoyu was probably compiled beginning in the 5th century BC and continuing to the late 4th century BC. The earliest chapter of the compilation is the Discourses of Zhou.
Guoyu comprises eight books covering seven states plus the Zhou Dynasty, divided into 21 chapters:
||Discourses of Zhou
||Discourses of Lu
||Discourses of Qi
||Discourses of Jin
||Discourses of Zheng
||Discourses of Chu
||Discourses of Wu
||Discourses of Yue
With the Zuo zhuan, the Guo Yu contains the earliest known quotations of lines from the Yijing.
- ^ Loewe, Michael, ed. (1993). Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide. Berkeley: The Society of the Study of Early China. p. 264.
- Guoyu Original text in Chinese