Change and Continuity East Asia (1000 BCE-500CE)


Classical Age Begins

1000 BCE

Confucius is Born

551 BCE

In what is now Shandong province of China.

Editing of the Five Classics

500 BCE

Imperial Examination

206 BC - 220 AD

Reign of Han Wu Ti, increased bureaucracy; spread of confucianism.

141 BCE - 87 BCE

Only men were involved in this event.

Pan Chao

32 CE - 102 CE

Well-educated woman who served unofficially as an imperial historian to Emperor Ho and an instructor in history, classical writing, mathematics, and astronomy to Empress Teng.

Buddhism First mentioned

65 CE

Lessons for a Woman

80 CE

Published by Pan Chao