Chinese History Timeline 中國歷史時間軸

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Beginning of Shang Dynasty

1600 bce

End of Shang Dynasty

1050 bce

Beginning of Western Zhou Dynasty

1046 bce

Beginning of Western Zhou Dynasty

End of Western Zhou Dynasty

771 bce

End of Western Zhou Dynasty

Beginning of Eastern Zhou Era

771 bce

The move of the capital east to Luoyang in Henan Province, after the invasion of the nomadic Quanrong, marks the beginning of the Eastern Zhou era

Beginning of Spring and Autumn period

770 bce

Beginning of the Spring and Autumn period

Beginning of Warring States period

475 bce

Beginning of Warring States period

End of Spring and Autumn period

475 bce

End of Spring and Autumn period

End of Eastern Zhou Era

256 bce

End of the Eastern Zhou Era

End of Warring States period

221 bce

End of Warring States period

Beginning of Qin Dynasty

221 bce

Beginning of Qin Dynasty

End of Qin Dynasty

206 bce

End of Qin Dynasty

Western Han Dynasty

206 bce

Beginning of Western Han Dynasty

Beginning of Three Kingdoms Period

220

End of Eastern Han Dynasty

220

Beginning of Western Jin Dynasty

265

End of Three Kingdoms Period

265

Beginning of Sixteen Kingdoms Period (North China)

304

Beginning of Eastern Jin Dynasty

317

End of Western Jin Dynasty

317

Beginning of Northern Wei Dynasty (Northern China)

386

Beginning of Period of Northern and Southern Dynasties

386

End of Eastern Jin Dynasty

420

Beginning of Song Dynasty (South China)

420

End of Sixteen Kingdoms Period (North China)

439

Beginning of Southern Qi Dynasty (South China)

479

End of Song Dynasty (South China)

497

End of Southern Qi Dynasty (South China)

502

End of Northern Wei Dynasty (Northern China)

534

End of Period of Northern and Southern Dynasties

589

Beginning of Wang Mang Interregnum

9

End of Western Han Dynasty

9

End of Western Han Dynasty

Beginning of Eastern Han Dynasty

25

End of Wang Mang Interregnum

25

Inventions

Silk

1300 bce