Gija Joseon

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  • Korean: 箕子朝鮮 (Gija Joseon, Kija Chosŏn)

According to legend, Gija Joseon was the first state established in the Korean peninsula. It was said to be founded by Gija (C: Qizi or Jizi), a legendary prince of the Chinese Shang (Yin) dynasty, who fled to the Korean peninsula after the fall of Yin.


  • Jeong-mi Lee, “Chosŏn Korea as Sojunghwa, the Small Central Civilization,” International Christian University Publications 3-A, Asian Cultural Studies 国際基督教大学学報 3-A,アジア文化研究 36 (2010) 316n19.