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Gojoseon: Polity Style

before 108 BC Joseon (朝鮮|조선) [1][2]
after 195 BC Man (滿|) established himself as king over the peninsular parts of the state of Yan (Historical Records, ch. 115)
May/Jul 108 BC the polity is annexed to Han after a military defeat and subsequent conquest (Book of Han, ch. 6)
  1. The polity is historically known as Gojoseon (古朝鮮|고조선).
  2. The 3rd-century Chinese text Wèilüé (魏略) portrays Joseon as one of the Warring States, ruled for more than eight centuries by hóu () (in English commonly rendered as 'marquis' or 'lord') and, since about 320 BC, by kings, who were descended from a Chinese noble called Jīzi (箕子). There is no textual or archaeological evidence for this. The near-contemporary Historical Records, ch. 115, on the other hand relate, in line with archaeological findings, that Gojoseon was conquered by an expanding state of Yan (during the 3rd century BC), then inherited by the empires of Qin (222) and Han (206). Later the Han placed the area under the administration of the now feudal prince of Yan.