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China, history/Timelines/Dynasties

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This dynastic table/timeline of Chinese history has been adapted, modified and compacted into its present incarnation. It gives a brief but comprehensive overview of the dynasties of Chinese history.

Xia

约前 21 时纪 - 约前 16 时纪

Shang

约前 16 时纪 - 约前 1066

Zhou

Western Zhou 西周

约前 1066 - 771

Eastern Zhou 东周

770 - 256

Spring & Autumn Period 春秋 时代

722 - 481

Warring States 战国时代

403 - 221

Qin

221-206

Han

Western Han 西

206 - 公元 23

Eastern Han 东汉

25 - 220

Three Kingdoms 三国

Wei

220 - 265

Shu

221 - 263

Wu

222 - 280

Western Jin 西晋

265 - 316

Eastern Jin 东晋

317 - 420

16 States 十六国

304 - 439

Southern & Northern Kingdoms 南北朝

Southern Kingdoms 南朝

Song

420 - 479

Qi

479 - 502

Liang

502 - 557

Chen

557 - 589

Northern Kingdoms 北朝

Northern Wei 北魏

386 - 534

Eastern Wei 东魏

534 - 550

Northern Qi

550 - 577

Western Wei 西魏

535 - 557

Northern Zhou 北周

557 - 581

Sui

581 - 618

Tang

618 - 907

5 Dynasties & 10 States 五代十国

Later Liang 后梁

907 - 923

Later Tang 后唐

923 - 936

Later Jin 后晋

936 - 946

Later Han

947 - 950

Later Zhou 后周

951 - 960

Ten States 十国

902 - 979

Song

Northern Song 北宋

960 - 1127

Southern Song 南宋

1127 - 1279

Liao (Khitan)

907 - 1125

Western Xia (Tangut) 西夏

1032 - 1227

Jin (Jurchen)

1115 - 1234

Yuan (Mongol)

1279 - 1368

Ming

1368 - 1644

Qing (Manchu)

1644 - 1911

Nationalist Republic of China 华民国

1912 - 1949 (still continues ruling the region of Taiwan)

People's Republic of China 华人民共和国

1949 -