George, Amar

China

Shang Dynasty

Approx. 1766 BC - Approx. 1122 BC

Zhou Dynasty

Approx. 1121 BC - Approx. 256 BC

The Zhou dynasty overthrew the last Shang king and justified it with the idea of the Mandate of Heaven. Later, the dynasty, weakening, split apart into many small states and the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC) began. Some states conquered other states, and at the end of the Spring and Autumn period there were seven kingdoms. This started the Warring States period (475-221 BC), which allowed the Qin to take control of China.

Qin Dynasty

Approx. 221 BC - Approx. 206 BC

At the end of the Warring States period, the state of Qin took control of the other states and established an empire. The Qin ruled based on Legalism, which imposed harsh punishments for crimes. As a result, the people revolted after the first emperor's death, leading the short-lived Qin dynasty to its end and starting the Han dynasty.

Han Dynasty

Approx. 206 BC - Approx. 220 AD

Sui Dynasty

Approx. 581 - Approx. 618 AD

Grand Canal

Tang Dynasty

Approx. 618 - Approx. 906 AD

Song Dynasty

Approx. 960 AD - Approx. 1279

Yuan Dynasty

Approx. 1280 - Approx. 1365

Ming Dynasty

Approx. 1368 - Approx. 1644

Qing Dynasty

Approx. 1644 - 1912

Korea

Silla Dynasty

Approx. 668 AD - Approx. 935 AD

Koryo Dynasty

Approx. 918 AD - Approx. 1382

Choson Dynasty

Approx. 1392 - 1910

Japanese Occupation

1910 - 1945

1937 – Koreans were required to recite the Pledge of Imperial subjects
1938 – Speak only Japanese
1938 – men, women, and children
1940 – change names to Japanese

Divided

1945 - Present

Confucius

Confucius Life

551 BCE - 479 BCE

He Yeared For 73 Years