A Bridf Chronology of China
Appendix: A Brief Chronology of China
               
Paleolithic Period   c. 1.7 million-10,000 years ago
Neolithic Age     c.10,000-4,000 years ago
Xia Dynasty      2070-1600 B.C.    
Shang Dynasty     1600-1046 B.C.    
Western Zhou Dynasty   1046-771 B.C.    
Spring and Autumn Period 770-476 B.C.    
Warring States Period   475-221 B.C.    
Qin Dynasty      221-206 B.C.    
Western Han Dynasty   206 B.C.-A.D. 25    
Eastern Han Dynasty   25-220      
Three Kingdoms     220-280    
Western Jin Dynasty   265-317    
Eastern Jin Dynasty   317-420    
Northern and Southern Dynasty 420-589    
Sui Dynasty     581-618    
Tang Dynasty     618-907    
Five Dynasty     907-960    
Northern Song Dynasty   420-589    
Southern Song Dynasty   1127-1279    
Liao Dynasty     907-1125    
Jin Dynasty     1115-1234    
Yuan Dynasty     1271-1368    
Ming Dynasty     1368-1644    
Qing Dynasty     1644-1911    
               
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