China Dynasties

Events

Xia Built Palaces

Approx. 2100 BC

social
political

xia dynasty

Approx. 2100 BCE - 1600 BCE

Sovereigns believed to be demigods. (R)

Cheng Tang overthrew Jie

Approx. 1675 BC

political

Shang Dynasty

Approx. 1675 BC - Approx. 1046 BC

Zhou Wu Overthrew Shang King

Approx. 1046 BC

Political

The Zhou Dynasty

Approx. 1046 BC - Approx. 221 BC

political

Zhou Kings are powerless

Approx. 600 BC

Political

Qin Dynasty

Approx. 221 BC - Approx. 206 BC

Shi Huangdi (first Emperor) established qin dynasty

Approx. 221 BC

political

Qin Construct Great Wall

Approx. 216 BC - Approx. 206 BC

Technological

Han overthrew Qin Dynasty

Approx. 206 BC

political

Han Dynasty

206 BC - 220 AD

Han Implemented Civil Service Exam

Approx. 165 BCE

Intellectual