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The Regional State of Qi 杞

Nov 1, 2018 © Ulrich Theobald
Don't confound this statelet with the great state of Qi 齊.

The rulers of this small regional state located near modern Qixian 杞縣, Henan were descendants of the Xia dynasty 夏 (20th-17th cent. BCE) and therefore were made regional rulers of this territory. There is virtually nothing known about the history of this small state, except a list of its rulers. In 445 BCE, Qi was conquered by Chu 楚.

Map 1. The regional state of Qi 杞 (11th cent. - 445 BCE)
Map according to Tan Qixiang 谭其骧 (1987), Zhongguo lishi ditu ji 中国历史地图集. The small state of Qi was located in the Yellow River Plain. It was politically meaningless and was destroyed in the late Spring and Autumn period by an incursion of the southern state of Chu. Click to enlarge.
Table 1. Rulers of the regional state of Qi 杞
Capital: Qi 杞 (modern Qixian 杞縣, Henan)
dynastic title personal name time
The Duke of Donglou 東樓公
The Duke of Xilou 西樓公
Qi Tigong 杞題公
Qi Mouqugong 杞謀娶公
Qi Wugong 杞武公
Qi Jinggong 杞靖公
Qi Gonggong 杞共公
Qi Huigong 杞惠公
Qi Chenggong 杞成公
Qi Huangong 杞桓公 Si Gurong 姒姑容
Qi Xiaogong 杞孝公 Si Gai 姒匄
Qi Wengong 杞文公 Si Yigu 姒益姑
Qi Pinggong 杞平公 Si Yuli 姒郁釐
Qi Daogong 杞悼公 Si Cheng 姒成
Qi Yingong 杞隱公 Si Qi 姒乞
Qi Xigong 杞釐公 (or 僖公) Si Guo 姒過
Qi Mingong 杞閔公 Si Wei 姒維
Qi Aigong 杞哀公 Si Elu 姒閼路
Qi Chugong 杞出公 Si Chi 姒敕
Qi Jiangong 杞簡公 Si Chun 姒春
445 Qi destroyed by Chu
Shiji 史記, 36, Chen Qi shijia 陳杞世家.