Chinese Dynastic Chart

The Chinese Dynastic Chart covers the period from Prehistoric times known as 3 Sovereigns and 5 Emperors to the Qing Dynasty 1911.  In 1912 it became the Republic of China and then changed in 1949 to the People’s Republic of China which it known as today.

DYNASTIES VARY IN LENGTH ACCORDING THE REIGN OF THE EMPEROR
CHINESE DYNASTIC CHART
PREHISTORIC 3 Sovereigns and 5 Emperors C2000-1600
Xia (Hsia) Painted Pottery Culture (Yang-Shao)
Black Pottery Culture (Lung Shan)
DYNASTIES:
Xia (Hsia) Dynasty C2000-1600
Shang Dynasty C1600-1046BCE
Zhou (Chou) Dynasty C1045-256 BCE
Western Zhou Dynasty C1066-771 BCE
Eastern Zhou Dynasty C  770-256 BCE
Spring and Autumn Period C  770-476 BCE
Warring States Period C  475-221 BCE
Qin (Ch’in) Dynasty     221-207 BCE
Han Dynasty  206BC-220 AD
Western Han
Xin Dynasty
Eastern Han
Three Kingdoms – Period of Disunion 220-280 AD
Wei, Shu and Wu (Six Dy) during this time
Jin Dynasty 265-420 AD
Western Jin 16 Kingdoms

304-439 AD

Eastern Jin
Southern & Northern Dynasties 420-589 AD
Sui Dynasty 589-618 AD
T’ang Dynasty 618-906 AD
(Second Zhou 690-705)
Five Dynasties and 10 Kingdoms 907-960 AD
Liao Dynasty 907-1125AD
Song Dynasty 960-1279AD
Northern Song W. Xia
Southern Song Jin
Yuan Dynasty 1271-1368AD
Ming Dynasty 1368-1644AD
Qing Dynasty 1644-1911
Republic of China 1912-1949
People’s Republic of China 1949-present

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