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Cao Wei: Polity Style: 220-266

10 (or 11) Dec 220 Cáo Pī (曹丕), holding the title of Wèi wáng (魏王), acceded to the throne (Records of the Three States, ch. 2) [1]
10 Dec 220 Wèi () | Wei [2]
4 Feb 266 last emperor of Cao Wei abdicated in favour of Sīmǎ Yán (司馬炎), holding the title of Jìn wáng (晉王), who acceded to the throne as the emperor of Jin on 8 Feb 266 (Records of the Three States, ch. 4)

[1] According to Records of the Three States, ch. 2, the ceremony of accession of Cáo Pī took place on 10 Dec 220. Annotations to Records of the Three States, citing a work known as Biography of the Xian Emperor (Xiàn dì zhuàn | 獻帝傳) dates the ceremony to 11 Dec 220. The same date is cited in Zīzhì Tòngjiàn, ch. 69.
[2] Cao Wei (曹魏), i.e. the empire of Wei ruled by the family of Cáo, is a historical term used to avoid confusion with other polities which existed on the territory of China and used "Wei" as the name of the state.
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