History timeline of China


Qin Dynasty

221 BCE - 206 BCE

Unification of China under an emperor

Han dynasty

206 BCE - 220

A golden age for a united China. Ended by corruption of the goverment.

Sui Dynasty

589 - 618

reunification of China. Heavy taxes led to unrest and a struggle for power.

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Economic developmment and growth;many inventions and disccoveries. Peasent rebellions and battles between generals ended the Tang Dynasty.

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Economic development and growth; many inventions and discoveries. The Mongols attacked China ending the Song Dynasty and taking over almost all of Asia.

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Opening up of China to Foreign influences at the start of the dynasty, because the Bureacracy became set in its ways and its inabilty to adapt contrubuted to the fall of the Ming Dynasty.


Five Dynastys in the north

907 - 960

A period of chaos and divison.

Ten Kingdoms in the south

907 - 970

A period of chaos and divison

Yuan Dynasty (Mongols)

1279 - 1368

Control of China by foreigners.