CCOT Timeline - East Asia

Classical - Post classical

Main

Zhou Dynasty; Introduction of standard spoken language

1029 B.C.E - 258 B.C.E

Life of Confucious

551 B.C.E - 478 B.C.E

Laozi & Daoism

500 B.C.E

Introduction of buddhism

260 bc

Qin shin Haungdi

246 bc - 221 bc

becomes ruler of china

Qin Dynasty; the first emperor

221 B.C.E - 202 B.C.E

Leagalism invented in china

212 bc

Han Dynasty

202 B.C.E - 220 C.E

Reign of Han Wu Ti

141 B.C.E - 87 B.C.E

Political discord in china

220 - 589

Time of great Buddhist influence, and era of the six dynastics

Rise of confuism and buddhism

410 CE

Period of buddhist persecution

567 - 577

Sui Dynasty

589 - 618

building of the grand canal

First Civil service exams

590 CE

Gaouz emperor

618 - 626

Reunification of china; Tang dynasty

618 - 907

6 major departments
centralized government
Moved away from Confucius

followed legalism

Tang Taizong emperor

627 - 649

Conquest of korea

688

Empress Wu

690 - 705

Makes Buddhism in china peaks

Xuanzong becomes emperor

712 - 756

development of gun powder

800 CE

Buddhist Persecution

845 - 846

Nomadic dominance of china

907 - 960

Buddhist Persecution

955

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Neo- Confucian revival

Invention of block printing

1050

Shenzong emperor

1067 - 1085

Reforms of Wang Anshi

Invention of gun powder

1100

Jin Kingdom in north china

1115

first reference to use a compass

1119

Southern Song Dynasty

1127 - 1279

Mongol (Yuan) Dynasty

1279 - 1368