Ancient China

Events

Xia Dynasty

2100 BCE - 1600 BCE

The first Chinese Dynasty begins

Shang Dynasty

1600 BCE - 1122 BCE

Writing system created and grander buildings created

Zhou Dynasty

1122 B.C. - 221 B.C.

Confucius is born

551 BC

The great philosopher, teacher, author and Politician is born

Confucius Dies

479 BC

Warring States

403 BC - 221 BC

A period of Ancient China where leaders from different states were constantly fighting

Qin Shi Huang is born

259 BCE

Qin Dynasty

221 BCE - 206 BCE

Qin Shi Huang Dies

210 BC

Han Dynasty

206 BC - 220 AD

The Wei, Shu and Wu Kingdoms fight for control

220 - 280

Sui Dynasty

581 - 618

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Wu Zhao becomes empress

690

Wu Zhao DIes

705

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Yuan Dynasty

1271 - 1368

First foreign dynasty to rule China, by the Mongol leader Kublai Khan

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1912

The last Imperial Dynasty