Liu Jiao (Chinese:劉交, died 178 BC) was a younger brother of Emperor Gaozu of Han and a famous scholar.


In early life, he studied at the Qin capital as a scholar, and left after the Burning of books and burying of scholars event.[1] After Han Xin lost his title in 201 BC, Emperor Gaozu divided the existing Chu territory into Chu and Jing. Among the four brothers of Emperor Gaozu, Jiao was most trusted, he was made Prince Yuan of Chu, while a clan member Liu Jia was made Prince of Jing.[2][3] In 178 BC, Jiao died and his second son, Liu Yingke succeeded the Prince of Chu title. Jiao's grandson, Liu Wu was one of the rebel prince in the Rebellion of the Seven States.



  1. ^ Ban Biao; Ban Gu; Ban Zhao. "楚元王傳" [Biography of Prince Yuan of Chu]. Book of Han (in Chinese). Vol. 36. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  2. ^ Sima Guang. "漢紀" [Han Annals]. Zizhi Tongjian (in Chinese). Vol. 11. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  3. ^ Sima Qian. "世家" [Genealogies]. Records of the Grand Historian. Vol. 50. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
Prince Yuan of ChuHouse of Liu Died: 178 BC Chinese royalty Preceded byHan Xinas King of Chu Prince of Chu 201 BC – 178 BC Succeeded byLiu Yingke