Development of Chinese Writing

Writing

金文

Approx. 1600 bc - Approx. 200 ad

甲骨文

Approx. 1600 BC - Approx. 1000 BC

隸書

Approx. 400 bc - Approx. 220 ad

李斯/秦始皇統一文字

Approx. 221 bc

草書

Approx. 200 bc - Approx. 2014

許慎完成《說文解字》

100 ad

楷書

Approx. 200 ad - Approx. 2014 ad