Chinese History Time Line

Chinese History Timeline from the ancient Xia Dynastic to the present day Chinese government.

Xia Dynasty2100 – 1600 BC
Shang Dynasty1600 – 1100 BC
Zhou DynastyWestern1100 – 771 BC
 Eastern770 – 256 BC
 Spring and Autumn770 – 476 BC
 Warring States475 – 221 BC
Qin Dynasty221 – 207 BC
Han DynastyWestern Han206 BC – 24 AD
 Eastern Han25 – 220 AD
Three KingdomsWei220 – 265 AD
 Shu Han221 – 263 AD
 Wu222 – 280 AD
Western Jin265 – 316 AD
Eastern Jin317 – 420 AD
Northern andSouthernSong420 – 479 AD
Southern Dynasties Qi479 – 520 AD
  Liang502 – 557 AD
  Chen557 – 589 AD
 NorthernNorthern Wei386 – 534 AD
  Eastern Wei534 – 550 AD
  Northern Qi550 – 577 AD
  Western Wei535 – 556 AD
  Northern Zhou557 – 581 AD
Sui Dynasty581 – 618 AD
Tang Dynasty618 – 907 AD
Five DynastiesLater Jiang907 – 923 AD
 Later Tang923 – 936 AD
 Later Jin936 – 946 AD
 Later Han947 – 950 AD
 Later Zhou951 – 960 AD
Song DynastyNorthern Song960 – 1127 AD
 Southern Song1127 – 1279 AD
Liao Dynasty916 – 1125 AD
Jin Dynasty1115 – 1234 AD
Yuan Dynasty1271 – 1368 AD
Ming Dynasty1368 – 1644 AD
Qing Dynasty1644 – 1911 AD
Republic of China1912 – 1949 AD
People’s Republic of China1949 AD – Now

The Date ranges for the Xia and Shang Dynasties are approximates.

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