Basin (pen), Jar & Ritual object (bi) from Neolitic period.             

 

Peking Man, Prehistory, China.

 

Ding from Xia dynasty

 

Vase from Shang dynasty

 

'Zhou wen wang' also called ' Zhou wu wang' - Founder of Zhou dynasty 

 

'Qin Shi Huang Di' & his Terracotta Army

 

The Great Wall of China, Qin dynasty.

 

 Replica of seismometer by Zhang Heng of East Han dynasty

 

Guan Yu,also called' Guan Gong' - sworn brother of Liu Bei and Zhang Fei. Three Kingdoms.

 

 

History of China

 

Home / History of China /Easy Timeline of Chinese History 

 

China history is the longest in the world (over 5000 years) and is the only continues histoy till today since ancient times (in terms of culture).

 

Overview of History of China:

 

China: a country with 5000 years long civilization by Chinese central Gov

 

China history by U.S. Department of State

 

A history of China by Wolfram Eberhard

 

Timeline of Chinese History         

 

 

PREHISTORY

 

  • Overview:
    The Dawn of History, China- (Library of Congress Country Study/Area Handbook [1987])
  • Images:
    Peking Man (image), China -- [Brooklyn College Core 9 Chinese Culture]
  • Articles/News:

        Peking Man Lived 200,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

        Ancestral Human Skull Found in China

 

 

Ancient China

 

  • Overview:

          The ancient dynasties, China ( University of Maryland)

 

XIA
21-16 CENTURY BC

  • Overview:

             Xia dynasty (History of China, wikipedia)

 

 

SHANG

16-11 CENTURY BC

  • Articles/News:

              Ruins of capital of Shang dynasty is included in the world heritage list

 

 

ZHOU

1111 BC-249 BC

 

Imperial Era

 

 

QIN DYNASTY
(255-) 221-207 BC

        Qin dynasty (Minnesota State University)

  • Videos:

        The Great Wall of China in videos

        The Terracotta Army in videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

  

   

 

 

HAN DYNASTY
206 BC-220
Western [Former] Han 206 BC - 24 AD .... Eastern [Later] Han AD 25 - 220

  • Articles/News:

        Cemetery of Western Han dynasty discovered at China

 

THREE KINGDOMS
220-280
Shu Han 221 - 263 ..... Wei 220 - 265 .... Wu 222 - 280

  • Overview:

        The three kingdoms (Minnesota State University)

        Three Kingdoms From History of China, wikipedia

  • Others: 
    Cao Cao of Wei, three kingdoms-- [The Australia National University]
    Liu Beiof Shu, three kingdoms (History of China, wikipedia)
    Sun Quan of Wu, three kingdoms (History of China, wikipedia)
    Romance of the three kingdoms (History of China, wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JIN DYNASTY
265-420
Western Jin 265 - 316 .... Eastern Jin 317 - 420 .... Sixteen Kingdoms 304 - 420

 

SOUTHERN/NORTHERN DYNASTIES
420-589
SOUTHERN DYNASTIES: Liu Song 420 - 479 .... Southern Qi 479 - 502 .... Liang 502 - 557 .... Chen 557 ~589
NORTHERN DYNASTIES: Later [Northern] Wei 386 - 534 .... Eastern Wei 534 -550 .... Western Wei 535 - 556 .... Northern Qi 550 - 577 .... Northern Zhou 557 ~581

 

SUI DYNASTY
581-618

  • Others:
    Grand Canal, Sui dynasty, China (Grand Canal, China, Wikipedia)

 

TANG DYNASTY
618-907

             Tang dynasty (Minnesota State University)

        Tang dynasty (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New york) 

        Tang dynasty (History of China, wikipedia)

  • Articles/News:
        Chinese scientists disputes German theory of Tang dynasty collapse
 

 

FIVE DYNASTIES
907-979
Later Liang 907 ~ 923.... Later Tang 923 - 936 .... Later Jin 936 - 47 .... Later Han 947 - 950 .... Later Zhou 951 - 960

 

LIAO DYNASTY
(907-) 947-1125

  • Overview:

        Liao dynasty (British museum)

        Liao dynasty(history of China, wikipedia)

 

 

SONG DYNASTY
960-1279
Northern Song 960 - 1127 .... Southern Song 1127 - 1279.... Jin Dynasty 1115 - 1234

 

YUAN DYNASTY
1279-1368

        The legacy of Genghis Khan

        (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New york)

        Marco polo's travel in China during Yuan dynasty

        (SilkRoad foundation)

 

MING DYNASTY
1368-1644

 

QING DYNASTY
1644-1911

  • Articles/News:
          Qing dynasty vase fetches $6 Million at auction in Hong Kong, China

 

Mordern Era - Present

 1911-present

  • Overviews:

          China,1900 A.D.-Present 

          (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New york)

        Mordern Era (history of China, wikipedia)

  • Others:

        The history of Republic of China (History of China, wikipedia)

        The history of People's Republic of China (History of China, wikipedia)

  • Present

          The Republic of China (Control over Taiwan, China)

          The People's Republic of China (Control over Mainland, China)

 

Today, China is still in a state of civil war between 'The Republic of 
China' and 'The people's Republic of China'. No peace treaty has ever been signed between the two opposing parties.
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