Claiming descent from Qin Shi Huang

The claim of descent from a historical or mythological figure is common among ruling families or clans in various cultures, often to legitimize their rule or enhance prestige. The Chosokabe clan claimed descent from Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of unified China. However, the veracity of this claim, like many such claims of ancient lineage, is hard to substantiate. It’s important to remember that historical records from ancient times can sometimes be a mix of fact, myth, and propaganda.