East Asia (1000 BCE-500 CE)

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East Asia

1200 BCE - 220 CE

Zhou dynasty

1029 bc - 258 bc

introduction of a standard spoken language

Life of Confucius

551 bc - 478 bc

Laozi and Daoism

500 bc

Editing of the Five Classics

500 bc

Development of Chinese calendar

450 bc

Era of the Warring States

402 bc - 201 bc

Qin Dynasty

221 bc - 202 bc

the First Emperor, the Great Wall begun, a single basic language

Han dynasty

202 bc - 220 ce

Introduction of ox-drawn plow, horse collar, water mill

200 bc

Reign of Han Wu Ti, increased bureaucracy

141 bc - 87 bc

examinations, spread of Confucianism