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date: 04 June 2020

(p. xv) Timeline of Chinese Dynasties

(p. xv) Timeline of Chinese Dynasties

  • Shang (Yin) Dynasty 商 (ca. 1300–1046 bce)

  • Zhou Dynasty 周 (ca. 1046–256 bce)

    • Western Zhou 西周 (ca. 1046–771 bce)

    • Eastern Zhou 東周 (770–256 bce)

      • Spring and Autumn Period 春秋 (770–481 bce)

      • Warring States Period 戰國 (481–221 bce)

  • Qin Dynasty 秦 (221–207 bce)

  • Han Dynasty 漢 (206 bce–220 ce)

    • Former/Western Han 前漢 / 西漢 (206 bce–8 ce)

    • Xin Dynasty 新 (9–23)

    • Later/Eastern Han 後漢 / 東漢 (25–220 ce)

  • Wei 魏 Dynasty (220–265) / Three Kingdoms 三國

  • Jin 晉 Dynasty (265–420)

    • Western Jin 西晉 (265–316)

    • Eastern Jin 東晉 (317–420)

  • Northern and Southern Dynasties 南北朝 (420–589)

  • Sui Dynasty 隋 (581–618)

  • Tang Dynasty 唐 (618–907)

  • Five Dynasties 五代 (907–960)

  • Song Dynasty 宋 (960–1279)

    • Northern Song 北宋 (960–1127)

    • Southern Song 南宋 (1127–1279)

  • Yuan Dynasty (Mongols) 元 (1271–1368)

  • Ming Dynasty 明 (1368–1644)

  • Qing Dynasty (Manchus) 清 (1644–1911)

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