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Dynasties of Imperial China- Timeline

Hi. This is a timeline of the dynasties of imperial China.

Hy Whang

on 24 January 2013

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Dynasties of Imperial China- The World's longest empire. Shang (1650-1027 BC) Zhou (1027-256 BC) Warring states period(481-221 BC) Qin (221-207 BC) Han(207 BC-220 AD) Period of Disunity
(221-589) Sui(589-618) Tang(618-906) 5 dynasties(907-960) Song(960-1279) Yuan(1279-1368) Ming(1368-1644) 1600 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 Qing(1644-1912) The last dynasty 1650 B.C (Blue) A.D (Orange) The Chinese collapsed under the Qing Dynasty, and China's technology fell behind the other countries. Eventually in 1911, the Chinese overthrew the weakened Qing government and formed a republic. Shang was China's first great dynasty
They ruled much of the area along the Yellow river. It was the longest ruling dynasty in China and the Mandate of Heaven was first used. Much of the land was ruled by 'Feudal lords" who were relatives of the Zhou family After the Zhou Dynasty, great lords fought for power which resulted lots of battles and many men being killed. This was the beginning of the Chinese empire Shi Huang Di was the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty and all of China. He built the Great Wall and invented many standards (such as weight), roads and writing.
This is the dynasty that created bureaucracy and the spy system and also the dynasty that ended the Feudal System. The Han dynasty established the civil service that created a strong government.
This is the dynasty that created the "Silk road" (the trade routes across allowed easier trade with the Roman Empire. ) and started the system of public schools in China. China was divided into separate states, but was briefly united the Western Jin Dynasty. The Sui reunited the China under one rule. The Great wall was rebuilt and the Grand Canal was built, which improved communications The Chinese empire expanded greatly, and it was a time of prosperity and cultural renaissance in where art and trade was successful. China was divided to North and South. Part of Northern China was under foreign rule, but the South was divided into a lot of small states and prospered culturally and economically China was united once more under Song, and became a world leader in science and technology. Yuan Dynasty was established by the Mongols, who conquered China at that time. Ming Dynasty was last of the Great Chinese Dynasties, the Ming finished the Great wall and built the Forbidden City, a huge palace for the Emperor. Fan were invented during this period. The Shang and Zhou dynasties are known for their use of jade, bronze, horse-drawn chariots, ancestor worship, highly organized armies, and human sacrifice.
This was also the time chopsticks were invented. Kate Kim and Ho-Young Whang 08HU104 Their last capital was the great city of Yin
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