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The Kingdom of Wei, or Cao Wei, was one of the three most prominent states in China during China's [[Three Kingdoms Period (China)|Three Kingdoms Period]]. It is of particular significance to Japanese history as the official dynastic History of Wei (C: ''[[Wei zhi]]'') contains some of the earliest written descriptions of the land and people of [[Wa]] (i.e., Japan), and is among the chief sources mentioning & describing the legendary shamaness/queen [[Himiko]].
 
The Kingdom of Wei, or Cao Wei, was one of the three most prominent states in China during China's [[Three Kingdoms Period (China)|Three Kingdoms Period]]. It is of particular significance to Japanese history as the official dynastic History of Wei (C: ''[[Wei zhi]]'') contains some of the earliest written descriptions of the land and people of [[Wa]] (i.e., Japan), and is among the chief sources mentioning & describing the legendary shamaness/queen [[Himiko]].
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The kingdom was founded by [[Cao Pi]], the son of warlord [[Cao Cao]].<ref>Conrad Schirokauer, et al, ''A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations'', Fourth Edition, Cengage Learning (2012), 73.</ref>
    
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==References==
 
==References==
 
*David Lu, ''Japan: A Documentary History'', 11.
 
*David Lu, ''Japan: A Documentary History'', 11.
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