Chinese Dynasties and Periods


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  • Neolithic Cultures
    5900-1700 BC
    • Cishan-Peiligang
      5900-5100
    • BeiXin
      5400-4500
    • Hemudu
      5000-4800
    • Yangshao
      • Banpo
        4800-4200
      • Majiayao
        3300-2000
      • Banshan
        2700-2400
      • Machang
        2400-2000
    • Majiabing
      4750-3900
    • Dawenkou
      4500-2300
    • Shilingxia
      4000-3500
    • Daxi
      4000-3300
    • Miaodigou
      3900-3500
    • Songze
      3900-2700
    • Hongshan
      3500-2200
    • Qingwangzhai
      3400-3000
    • Henan Longshan
      2800-1900
    • Qujialing
      2700-2600
    • Shixia
      2700-2500
    • Liangzhu
      2700-1250
    • Shandong Longshan
      2300-1700
    • Erlitou
      1900-1600
  • Xia
    2100-1600 BC
  • Shang
    1600-1100 BC
  • Western Zhou
    1100-771 BC
  • Spring & Autumn
    770-476 BC
  • Warring States
    475-221 BC
  • Qin
    221-207BC
  • Western Han
    206BC-24AD
  • Eastern Han
    25-220
  • Three Kingdoms
    221-265
  • Western Jin
    265-316
  • Eastern Jin
    317-420
  • Northern Dynasties
    386-581
  • Southern Dynasties
    420-587
  • Sui
    589-617
  • Tang
    618-906
  • Five Dynasties
    907-959
  • Liao
    907-1125
  • Northern Song
    960-1126
  • Southern Song
    1127-1279
  • Jin
    1115-1234
  • Yan
    1280-1368
  • Ming
    1368-1644
    • Hongwu
      1368 - 1399
    • Jianwen
      1399 - 1403
    • Yongle
      1403 - 1425
    • Hongxi
      1425 - 1426
    • Xande
      1426 - 1436
    • Zhengtong
      1436 - 1450
    • Jingtai
      1450 - 1457
    • Tianshun
      1457 - 1465
    • Chenghua
      1465 - 1488
    • Hongzhi
      1488 - 1506
    • Zhengde
      1506 - 1522
    • Jiajing
      1522 - 1567
    • Longqing
      1567 - 1573
    • Wanli
      1573 - 1620
    • Taichang
      1620 - 1621
    • Tianqi
      1621 - 1628
    • Chongzhen
      1628 - 1644
  • Qing
    1645-1911
    • Shunzi
      1644 - 1662
    • Kangxi
      1662 - 1723
    • Yongzheng
      1723 - 1736
    • Qianlong
      1736 - 1796
    • Jiaqing
      1796 - 1821
    • Daoguang
      1821 - 1851
    • Xianfeng
      1851 - 1862
    • Tongzhi
      1862 - 1875
    • Guangx?br> 1875 - 1908
    • Xiantong
      1908 - 1911

Used to be at http://www.nus.edu.sg/museums/vr/museum/vr2/chronology.htm.
Salvages from Google's cache, November 1, 2004

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