Chinese Governments: Ancient, Imperial and Modern eras, Timeline

Ancient Era

Xia Dynasty

2100 BC - 1600 BC

lasts 500 years

Shang Dynasty

1700 BC - 1046 BC

lasts 654 years

Zhou Dynasty

1046 BC - 256 BC

Spring and Autumn Period

722 BC - 476 BC

Warring States Period

476 BC - 221 BC

Imperial Era

Qin Dynasty

221 BC - 206 BC

Han Dynasty

202 BC - 220 AD

Warlords

220 AD - 265 AD

Wei and Jin Period

265 AD - 420 AD

Wu Hu Period

304 AD - 420 AD

Southern and Northern Dynasty

420 - 589

Sui Dynasty

589 - 618

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Five Dynasties, 10 Kingdoms

907 - 960

Song, Liao, Jun Xia Dynasties

960 - 1234

Yuan Dynasty

1271 - 1368

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1911

Modern Era

Republic of China

1912 - 1949

People's Republic of China

1949 - 2013