A Brief Chronology of Chinese History

 

 
Xia Dynasty 2070-1600 B.C.
Shang Dynasty 1600-1046 B.C.
Zhou Dynasty Western Zhou 1046-771 B.C.
Eastern Zhou
    Spring and Autumn Period
    Warring States Period
770-256 B.C.
770-476 B.C.
475-221 B.C.
Qin Dynasty 221-206 B.C.
Han Dynasty Western Han 206 B.C.-A.D. 25
Eastern Han 25-220
Three Kingdoms Wei 220-265
Shu Han 221-263
Wu 222-280
Western Jin Dynasty 265-317
Eastern Jin Dynasty 317-420
Northern and Southern Dynasties Southern Dynasties Song 420-479
Qi 479-502
Liang 502-557
Chen 557-589
Northern Dynasties Northern Wei 386-534
Eastern Wei 534-550
Northern Qi 550-577
Western Wei 535-556
Northern Zhou 557-581
Sui Dynasty 581-618
Tang Dynasty 618-907
Five Dynasties Later Liang 907-923
Later Tang 923-936
Later Jin 936-947
Later Han 947-950
Later Zhou 951-960
Song Dynasty Northern Song 960-1127
Southern Song 1127-1279
Liao Dynasty 907-1125
Jin Dynasty 1115-1234
Yuan Dynasty 1206-1368
Ming Dynasty 1368-1644
Qing Dynasty 1616-1911
Republic of China 1912-1949
People's Republic of China Founded on October 1, 1949
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