Jū (鞠 or 居; also a variant of Zhu) is a Chinese family name.
People with the name include Ju Ping, a host, Ju Yingzhi, a footballer, Ju Wenjun, a chess player, and Ju Jingyi, an idol singer.
Ju was an Dongyi state in modern Shandong province during the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BCE) of ancient China. The rulers of Ju had the surname of Ji 己. According to the Shuowen Jiezi, "Ju" means taro or a wooden tool. It was weakened by wars with the states of Chu and Qi. Eventually the state was annexed by Qi, and the City of Ju became a major stronghold of Qi.
Ju is an ancient Chinese city that existed during the Warring States period, and was located in what is today Ju County, Rizhao Prefecture, Shandong.
The State of Ju was originally a vassal state of the Zhou Dynasty during the Spring and Autumn Period. The state eventually fell to the State of Qi, and became a city of Qi.
In 284 BC, the State of Yan attacked the State of Qi with forces commanded by Yue Yi, and managed to corner Qi within the city of Ju, the state's final stronghold. Although Qi lost a significant portion of territory, they were able to successfully counterattack against Yan under the leadership of Tian Dan and retake its lost territory within five years.
The idiom 毋忘在莒 "don't forget what happened in Ju" has two allusions with differing meanings, one of which refers to Qi's successful counterattack against Yan from the city of Ju, and is used to represent a retaking of one's homeland. The idiom was used by the Chiang Kai-shek-led Republic of China government after relocating to Taiwan in its effort to retake mainland China.
Ju (; born Tin Tin Win on 20 September 1958) is a Burmese novelist, well known for her strong, intelligent female characters.