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Spring and Autumn Period Map

 

Map of the Spring and Autumn Period

The Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC – 476 BC) was roughly the first half of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. Its name comes from the Spring and Autumn Annals, a book written by Confucius. The period was a time of turbulence and transition in Chinese history. Changes took place not only in the politics, but also in the economy, military affairs and culture. During the period, there are more than 140 vassal states, some of which began to resist the king and annex weaker states. During the annexation of the vassal states, Duke Huan of the Qi, Duke Wen of the Jin, Duke Mu of the Qin, Duke Xiang of the Song and Duke Chu of the Zhuang, known as "the Five Overlords of the Spring and Autumn Period", had emerged as the supreme powers in succession.

The Spring and Autumn Period Map presents the boundaries of the Zhou Dynasty during the Spring and Autumn Period, using different colors to indicate the royal domains and the distribution of the fiefs in that period.

Spring and Autumn Period Map

Spring and Autumn Period Map

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