Chinese Dynasties from Xia to Song

Events

Life of Yu the Great

2200 BCE - 2101 BCE

Xia Dynasty

2100 BCE - 1600 BCE

Bu Jiang's reign

1890 BCE - 1831 BCE

Kong Jia's life

1789 BCE - 1758 BCE

Jie's life

1728 BCE - 1675 BCE

Shang Dynasty

1600 BCE - 1050 BCE

Capital moved to Yin (modern Anyang)

1300 BCE

Reign of Wu Ding

1250 BCE - 1192 BCE

Writing Develops on Oracle Bones

1250 BCE

Battle of Mue

1046 BCE

Western Zhou Dynasty

1046 BCE - 771 BCE

Zhou Dynasty

1046 BCE - 221 BCE

Eastern Zhou Dynasty

771 BCE - 256 BCE

Spring and Autumn Period

770 BCE - 480 BCE

Warring States Period

475 BCE - 221 BCE

Life of QIn Shi Huangdi

259 BCE - 210 BCE

QIn Dynasty

221 BCE - 206 BCE

Construction of Great Wall of China Begins

218 BCE

Rebellion Began

209 BCE

Battle of Gaixia

202 BCE

Western Han Dynasty

202 BCE - 9 CE

Han Dynasty

202 BCE - 221 CE

Eastern Han Dynasty

25 CE - 220 CE

Han Wu Di lives

141 CE - 187 CE

Liu Bang dies

195 CE

Wu Dynasty

222 CE - 280 CE

Dong Jin Dynasty

317 CE - 420 CE

Liu- Song Dynasty

420 CE - 479 CE

Nan Qi Dynasty

479 CE - 502 CE

Nan Liang Dynasty

502 CE - 557 CE

Nan Chen Dynasty

557 CE - 589 CE

Sui Dynasty

581 CE - 618 CE

Emperor Wendi centralizes government

583 CE

Emperor Yangdi becomes ruler

604 CE

Zhaozhou Bridge completed

605 CE

Emperor Yangdi's first expedition against the Koreans

612 CE

Tang Dynasty

618 CE - 907 CE

Emperor Gaozong reigns

649 CE - 683 CE

Empress Wu Zetian reigns

683 CE - 704 CE

Xuanzong reigns

712 CE - 756 CE

Severe drought causing famine

859 CE - 873 CE

Later Liang Dynasty

907 CE - 923 CE

Later Tang Dynasty

923 CE - 936 CE

Later Jin Dynasty

936 CE - 946 CE

Later Han Dynasty

947 CE - 951 CE

Later Zhou Dynasty

951 CE - 960 CE

Song Dynasty

960 CE - 1279 CE

Northern Song Dynasty

960 CE - 1127 CE

Sheng Invents Movable Type

1041 CE

China's population reaches 100 million

1100 CE

Southern Song

1127 CE - 1279 CE