Taifang prefecture

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  • Chinese: 帶方郡 (Taifang-jun; Daifang-jun)

Taifang prefecture, or commandery, was a political or administrative region within the late Han Empire. Located on the Korean peninsula, its administrative capital was located near modern-day Seoul.

Taifang is of particular relevance to Japanese history in that the kingdom of Wa is first described in the History of Wei (Wei zhi) as being located to the southeast of Taifang.


  • Lu, David. Japan: A Documentary History. vol. 1. ME Sharpe, 2005. p11.