Chronology of Chinese dynasties & History

Below is very short but useful post reprinted from Wikipedia time-lining the various Chinese Dynasties (Click on H for the history of the dynasty, and E for a table of its emperors (or other rulers).

timeline of chinese history and dynasties

timeline of chinese history and dynasties

timeline of chinese history and dynasties

Dynasty Chinese Pinyin Links Period years
Three Sovereign Ones and the Five Emperors 三皇五帝 sān huáng wǔ dì (HE) before 2070 BC 628+
Xià Dynasty xià (HE) 2100 BC1600 BC 470
Shang Dynasty shāng (HE) 1600 BC1046 BC 554
Western Zhou Dynasty 西周 xī zhōu (HE) 1046 BC771 BC 275
Eastern Zhou Dynasty
Traditionally divided into
Spring and Autumn Period
Warring States Period
東周春秋
戰國
dōng zhōu
chūn qiū
zhàn guó
(HE)(HE)
(HE)
770 BC256 BC722 BC476 BC
475 BC221 BC
514246
254
Qin Dynasty qín (HE) 221 BC206 BC 15
Western Han Dynasty 西漢 xī hàn (HE) 206 BC — AD 9 215
Xin Dynasty xīn (HE) 923 14
Eastern Han Dynasty 東漢 dōng hàn (HE) 25220 195
Three Kingdoms 三國 sān guó (HE) 220265 45
Western Jin Dynasty 西晉 xī jìn (HE) 265317 52
Eastern Jin Dynasty 東晉 dōng jìn (HE) 317420 103
Southern and Northern Dynasties 南北朝 nán běi cháo (HE) 420589 169
Sui Dynasty suí (HE) 581618 37
Tang Dynasty táng (HE) 618907 289
Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms 五代十國 wǔ dài shí guó (HE) 907960 53
Northern Song Dynasty 北宋 běi sòng (HE) 9601127 167
Southern Song Dynasty 南宋 nán sòng (HE) 11271279 152
Liao Dynasty liáo (HE) 9161125 209
Jin Dynasty jīn (HE) 11151234 119
Yuan Dynasty yuán (HE) 12711368 97
Ming Dynasty míng (HE) 13681644 276
Shun Dynasty shùn (HE) 1644 <1
Qing Dynasty qīng (HE) 16441912 268

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