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Wang

 

the family name of the dynasty of Korean rulers founded by Wang Kon during the period of the Koryo state (918-1392).


Wang

 

an ancient Chinese term designating the ruler of the country in the period of the Yin (16th to 11th centuries B.C.) and Chou (11th to third centuries B.C.) dynasties. It later came to be the highest title among the aristocracy and was given to members of the royal family and honored officials. In antiquity and in the Middle Ages the rulers of the states or principalities of Korea also bore the title “Wang.”