The Han-Huai river area is located between the Central Plain and Jing-Chu region. Throughout history, it was always a place where ancient people from different clans and of different ethnicities lived in harmony, complicated both in historical origins and in cultural forms. At the beginning of the Zhou Dynasty (1046-221 BC), this area was treated as a protective shield in the south and was divided and conferred to many different vassals of royal family members or majors or warriors. These small states were all annexed by powerful states during the long history of wars for land and hegemony in the Eastern Zhou. A diversity of bronzes and jade wares were the only traces left behind, telling the colorful history of those ancient small states.