History of Traditional China

Dynasties

Shang Dynasty

Approx. 1766 BC - 1045 BC

Western Zhou

1045 BC - 770 BC

Zhou Dynasty

1045 BC - 256 BC

Eastern Zhou

770 BC - 256 BC

Spring and Autumn

722 BC - 481 BC

Warring States

403 BC - 221 BC

Qin Dynasty

221 BC - 206 BC

-Qin Reunification
-The ups and downs of Legalism
-Han Feizi
-Li Si

Western Han (Chang'an)

206 BC - 9 AD

206 BC: Han Dynasty Begins:

110 BC:
- Han Emperor Wu
-Sima Qian's "Records of the Grand Historian"
-Debates on Salt and Iron
-Confucianism or Not?

Wang Meng's New Dynasty

9 AD - 25 AD

Eastern Han (Luoyang)

25 A.D. - 220 AD

100 AD
-Ban Family
--Ban Biao
--Ban Gu
--Ban Zhao
---"Book of the Han"
---"History Han"

3 Kingdom Period

220 CE - 280 CE

6 Dynasties Period

222 AD - 589 AD

Northern and Southern Dynasties

317 AD - 589 AD

Sui Dynasty

581 - 618

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

10 Kingdoms in South

907 ce - 970 ce

5 Dynasties in North

907 CE - 960 CE

Song Dynasty (Kaifeng)

960 - 1127

Southern Song Dynasty (Hangzhou)

1127 - 1279

Important Figures

Confucius

551 BCE - 479 BCE

Mencius

372 BCE - 289 BCE

-The most optimistic about human nature

Li Si

280 BCE - 208 BCE

Sima Qian

145 BCE - 87 BCE

Ban Gu

32 AC - 92 AC

Ban Zhou

45 CE - 116 CE

Scriptures