Partition of Jin into three states

Succession issues were constant in Jin as far back as seventh century BCE. Jin was unique among the major states in a major respect; whereas other states often enfeoffed the cadet branches of the ruling...

Spring and Autumn period

In the 8th century BC, power became decentralized during the Spring and Autumn period, named after the influential Spring and Autumn Annals. In this period, local military leaders used by the Zhou began to...

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