China Dynasties

Events

xia dynasty

Approx. 2100 BCE - 1600 BCE

Sovereigns believed to be demigods. (R)

Xia Built Palaces

Approx. 2100 BC

social
political

Shang Dynasty

Approx. 1675 BC - Approx. 1046 BC

Cheng Tang overthrew Jie

Approx. 1675 BC

political

The Zhou Dynasty

Approx. 1046 BC - Approx. 221 BC

political

Zhou Wu Overthrew Shang King

Approx. 1046 BC

Political

Zhou Kings are powerless

Approx. 600 BC

Political

Shi Huangdi (first Emperor) established qin dynasty

Approx. 221 BC

political

Qin Dynasty

Approx. 221 BC - Approx. 206 BC

Qin Construct Great Wall

Approx. 216 BC - Approx. 206 BC

Technological

Han Dynasty

206 BC - 220 AD

Han overthrew Qin Dynasty

Approx. 206 BC

political

Han Implemented Civil Service Exam

Approx. 165 BCE

Intellectual