Lü (state)

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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

(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)