Chinese Dynasties & Calligraphic Styles

CHINA

Events

Zhou Dynasty

1050 BCE - 256 BCE

Qin Dynasty

221 BCE - 206 BCE

Han Dynasty

202 BCE - 220 CE

Period of Division

220 - 581

Sui Dynasty

581 - 617

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Yuan Dynasty

1279 CE - 1368 CE

Ming Dynasty

1368 CE - 1644 CE

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1911

Calligraphic Styles

Greater Seal Script

Approx. 700 BCE

Cursive Script

Approx. 200 BCE

Lesser Seal Script

200 BCE

Clerical Script

100 BCE

Semi-Cursive Script

Approx. 250 CE

Standard Script

Approx. 400 CE