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The shang dynasty

1766 B.C. - 1122 B.C.

-Under the Shang dynasty, Chinese civilization took shape
-With a well-organized army of noblies, peasants, and slaves, the Shang battled nomadic invaders
-The Shang used about 3,000 characters in their system of writing.
-Under the Shang the Chinese made advances in many other areas.
-Shang Di was the chief god

The Zhou Dynasty

1045 B.C. - 256 B.C.

-The Zhou dynasty ruled China for almost 800 years.
-Chinese believed that heaven granted a ruler the mandate or right to rule, the mandate of heaven linked power and responsibility
-The Zhou dynasty was the longest dynasty that ruled china.
-The Zhou dynasty used the mandate of heaven to justify their rise to power

The Qin Dynasty

221 B.C. - 207 B.C.

-Shi Huangdi was the creator of the Qin dynasty
-It was known as the unification of China
-They build roads and canals to increase easy transportation

The Han dynasty

206 B.C. - 220 A.D.

-It was founded by the peasants rebel leader Liu Bang
-China reunited under the rule of the Han dynasty, Which was divided into two major
-Families throughout Han China made rituals sacrifices of animals and foodstuffs to deities spirits and ancestors
-In Han government the emperor was the supreme judge and lawgiver the commander in chief of the armed forces

The Sui Dynasty

589 A.D. - 618 A.D.

-Yang Chien was the first Sui Emperor
-The Sui Dynasty did not last very long but was filled with activities
-The great wall of China was repaired at the cost of a human life

The Tang Dynasty

618 A.D. - 907 A.D.

-It was the dynasty that was characterized with such strenght and brilliance that it is unprecidented by any other
-During the Tang dynasty, many great poets emerged such as Li, Po, Tu Fu, and Po Chu-i.
-During the Tang dynasty, Buddhism declined, and Confucianism became more popular.

The Sung Dynasty

969 A.D. - 1126 A.D.

-Sung T'ai Tsu was the emperor of the Sung dynasty, he was a very strong emperor. He kept his army firmly under his control.
-There are two parts of the Sung dynasty, the Northern Sung and the Southern Sung.
-Kao Tsung and his successors were not very strong militarily, and could not take back northern Chinafrom the Juchen

The Yuan Dynasty

1271 A.D. - 1368 A.D.

-The founder was Kublai Khan he had his grandfather Genghis Khan placed on the official record as the founder of the dynasty.
-The Yuan is sometimes referred to as the Empire of the Great Khan
-The Yuan dynasty was one of the shortest-lived dynasties in the history of China

The Ming Dynasty

1368 A.D. - 1644 A.D.

-Its founder was the Hongwu emperor
-A great cultural development of the Ming Dynasty was that of the novel these novels developed from the writings of Chinese story tellers.
-A great accomplishment of the Ming Dynasty was the building of the great wall of China.

The Qing Dynasty

1644 A.D. - 1911 A.D.

-The Qing dynasty was the second time the whole of china was ruled by foreigners.
-It was the last ruling dynasty of China
-The dynasty reached its height in the 18th century, during which both territory and population were increased.

Deng Ziaopeng

1904 - 1997

-He was a Chinese politician, statesman theorist, and a diplomat.
-He became a reformer that led China towards a market economy
-He was one of the 20th century's greatest men.

The Republic Dynasty

1912 - 1949

-The president was Yuan Shikai a former Qing president of the republic.
-During that time there was the development of f Confucianism and Taoism and the introduction of Buddhism and Christianity.
-In the 1950s, change to economic policies in the Republic of China.

Mao Zedong

1949 - 1976

-He was one of the most powerful people during his lifetime
-when he was born in 1893, China was still ruled by the Qing dynasty.
-When he came to power China became a communist nation
-Mao's greatest achievements were the Unification of China through the destruction of Nationalist power, the creation of a unified People's Republic, and the leadership of the greatest social revolution in human history