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Shu Han: Polity Style: 221-264

17 Sep 219 Liú Bèi (劉備), holding the title of Yíchéng tínghóu (宜城亭侯), proclaimed himself the ruler (Hànzhōng wáng | 漢中王) of a state composed of the former commanderies of Han, including Hanzhong, Ba, Shu, Guanghan, and Qianwei (Records of the Three States, ch. 32; Book of the Later Han, ch. 9)
15 May 221 Liú Bèi (劉備), holding the title of Hànzhōng wáng (漢中王), acceded to the imperial throne (Records of the Three States, ch. 32)
15 May 221 - Dec 263/Jan 264 Hàn () | Han [1][2]
Dec 263/Jan 264 polity collapsed after a military defeat and occupation by the armies of Cao Wei (Records of the Three States, ch. 33) [3]

[1] Shu Han (蜀漢) is a term used by historians to define the re-established empire of Han on part of its former territory historically referred to as "Shu". The polity is frequently called Shǔ () in chronicles.
[2] Formally not a new state but the restoration of the empire of Han.
[3] Defeat and occupation occurred in the eleventh month of the lunar year (18 Dec 263 - 15 Jan 264).
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