Chinese Political-Economic History

Eras

Classical Era

2200 BCE - 220

The Empire

221 BC - 1911

The Republic

1912 - 1949

The People's Republic

1949 - 2012

Periods

Xia

2100 BC - 1600 BC

Shang

1700 BC - 1046 BC

Zhou

1046 BC - 256 BC

The Spring and the Autumn

722 BC - 476 BC

The Warring States

476 BC - 221 BC

Qin

221 BC - 206 BC

Han

202 BC - 220

The Three Kingdoms

220 - 280

Jin

280 - 420

The Sixteen Kingdoms

304 - 439

The North and the South

420 - 589

Sui

589 - 618

Tang

618 - 907

The Five Dynasties

907 - 960

The Ten Kingdoms

907 - 979

Liao

907 - 1125

Song

960 - 1279

Northern Song

960 - 1127

Western Xia

1038 - 1227

Jin

1115 - 1234

Southern Song

1127 - 1279

Yuan

1271 - 1368

Ming

1368 - 1644

Qing

1644 - 1911

The Republic

1911 - 1949

The Preeminence of Mao

1949 - 1976

The Preeminence of Deng

1976 - 1997

Post-Tiananmen

1989 - 2012

Events

The Hundred Schools of Thought

770 BC - 221 BC

Death of Confucius

479 BC

The Xiongnu Wars Begin

129 BC

The Khitan Invasion

907

The Jurchen Invasion

1115

The Mongol Invasion

1271

The Manchu Consolidation and Expansion

1610 - 1662

The First Opium War

1839 - 1842

The Taiping Rebellion

1851 - 1864

The Second Opium War

1856 - 1860

The Boxer Rebellion

1898 - 1901

The Hundred Days Reform

1898

The First World War

1914 - 1918

The Chinese Civil War

1927 - 1950

The Second World War

1937 - 1945

The Japanese Invasion

1937

The Korean War

1950 - 1953

The Hundred Flowers

1956

The Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1961

The Sino-Indian War

1962

The Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1976

The Sino-Vietnamese War

1979

The Tiananmen Incident of 1989

1989