『China Chronology』

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China, one of the countries that can boast of an ancient civilization, has a long and mysterious history - almost 5,000 years of it!

China History

China, one of the countries that can boast of an ancient civilization, has a long and mysterious history - almost 5,000 years of it! Like most other great civilizations of the world, China can trace her culture back to a blend of small original tribes which have expanded till they became the great country we have today.

It is recorded that Yuanmou man is the oldest hominoid in China and the oldest dynasty is Xia Dynasty. From the long history of China, there emerge many eminent people that have contributed a lot to the development of the whole country and to the enrichment of her history. Among them, there are emperors like Li Shimin (emperor Taizong of the Tang), philosophers like Confucius, great patriotic poets like Qu Yuan and so on.

Chinese society has progressed through five major stages - Primitive Society, Slave Society, Feudal Society, Semi-feudal and Semi-colonial Society, and Socialist Society. The rise and fall of the great dynasties forms a thread that runs through Chinese history, almost from the beginning. Since the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st, 1949, China has become a socialist society and become stronger and stronger.


List of China Dynasties

Chinese Dynasties

Period

Prehistorical Times

1.7 million years - the 21st century BC

Xia

21st - 16th century BC

Shang

16th - 11th century BC

Zhou

Western Zhou (11th century BC - 771 BC)

Eastern Zhou
---- Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC)
---- Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC)

Qin

221 BC - 206 BC

Han

Western Han (206 BC - 24 AD)

Eastern Han (25 - 220)

Three Kingdom

220 - 280

Jin

Western Jin (265 - 316)

Eastern Jin (317 - 420)

Northern and Southern Dynasties

Northern Dynasties (386 - 581)

Southern Dynasties (420 - 589)

Sui

581 - 618

Tang

618 - 907

5 Dynasties and 10 States

Five Dynasties
---- Later Liang (907 - 923)
---- Later Tang (923 - 936)
---- Later Jin (936 - 946)
---- Later Han (947 - 951)
---- Later Zhou (951 - 960)

Ten States (902 - 979)

Song

Northern Song (960 - 1127)

Southern Song (1127 - 1279)

Liao

916 --- 1125

Jin

1115 --- 1234

Yuan

1271 --- 1368

Ming

1368 --- 1644

Qing

1644 --- 1911

Republic Of China

1912 --- 1949

People’s Republic Of China

1949 ---