Chinese Dynasties

From 221 B.C.E. - 1644 C.E.

China's Imperial Dynasties

Qin Dinasty

221 B.C.E. - 206 B.C.E.

unification of China under an emperor

Sui Dynasty

589 - 618 C.E.

Reunification of China

Main

Han Dynasty

206 B.C.E. - 220 C.E.

A golden age for a united China.

Six Dynasties

220 - 581

A period of chaos and division

The Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

economic development and growth; many inventions and discoveries

Yuan Dynasty (Mongols)

1279 - 1368

Control of China by foreigners.