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shang

1750 b.c. - 1045 b.c.

he was the first ruler.

zhou

1046 b.c. - 256 b.c.

He ruled over 800 years-longer than any other dynasty in Chinese history.

Qin

221 B.C. - 207 B.C.

He made changes in China's government that would last for 2,000 years.

Han

206 B.C. - 220 A.D.

He declared himself Han Gaozu-"Exalted emperor of Han.

Sui

580 A.D. - 618 A.D.

First ruled by a progressive leader.

Tang

618 A.D. - 907 A.D.

The Tang combined aggresive military and economic expansion with political stability and creative achievement.

Sung

960 A.D. - 1279 A.D.

This dynasty was divided almost evenly into Northern and Southern halves.

Yuan

1279 A.D. - 1368 A.D.

Conquered much of Asia, including China; his grandson Kublai Khan established this dynasty, during which the Mongols reopened overland trade routes linking china, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean.

Ming

1368 A.D. - 1644 A.D.

The Ming was vibrant during its first half but racked with internal discord during its second.

Qing

1644 A.D. - 1911 A.D.

Second time china was ruled by foreigners, the Manchu created the Qing Dynasty.

Mao

1911 - 1976

when China seemed to be falling apart, Mao Zedong came to unify the nation.

Deng

1954 - 1966

During his life, Deng Ziaopeng served an outstanding service to the chinese people.