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A Brief Chronology of Chinese History
 
 
Xia Dynasty2070-1600 B.C.
Shang Dynasty1600-1046 B.C.
Zhou DynastyWestern Zhou1046-771 B.C.
Eastern Zhou
    Spring and Autumn Period
    Warring States Period
770-256 B.C.
770-476 B.C.
475-221 B.C.
Qin Dynasty221-206 B.C.
Han DynastyWestern Han206 B.C.-A.D. 25
Eastern Han25-220
Three KingdomsWei220-265
Shu Han221-263
Wu222-280
Western Jin Dynasty265-317
Eastern Jin Dynasty317-420
Northern and Southern DynastiesSouthern DynastiesSong420-479
Qi479-502
Liang502-557
Chen557-589
Northern DynastiesNorthern Wei386-534
Eastern Wei534-550
Northern Qi550-577
Western Wei535-556
Northern Zhou557-581
Sui Dynasty581-618
Tang Dynasty618-907
Five DynastiesLater Liang907-923
Later Tang923-936
Later Jin936-947
Later Han947-950
Later Zhou951-960
Song DynastyNorthern Song960-1127
Southern Song1127-1279
Liao Dynasty907-1125
Jin Dynasty1115-1234
Yuan Dynasty1206-1368
Ming Dynasty1368-1644
Qing Dynasty1616-1911
Republic of China1912-1949
People's Republic of ChinaFounded on October 1, 1949
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