Chronology
(175 words)

Xia?

c. 2000-1600 BCE

Shang/Yin

c. 1500-1045 BCE

Zhou

c. 1045-256 BCE

Western Zhou

c. 1045-771 BCE

Eastern Zhou

770-256 BCE

Spring and Autumn (Chunqiu)

770-481 BCE

Warring States (Zhanguo)

480-222 BCE

Qin

221-207 BCE

Han

206 BCE-220

Western Han

206 BCE-8CE

Xin (Wang Mang Period)

9-23

Eastern Han

25-220

Three Kingdoms (Sanguo)

220-265

Jin

265-420

Western Jin

265-316

Eastern Jin

317-420

Southern and Northern Dynasties (Nan Bei Chao)

420-581 (589)

Sui

581 (589)-618

Tang

618-907

Five Dynasties (Wu Dai)

907-960

Song

960-1279

Northern Song

960-1127

Southern Song

1127-1279

Liao (Qitan)

947-1…

Cite this page
Leese, Daniel, “Chronology”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 28 April 2017
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018



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