China

Dynasties

Qin dynasty

221 BC - 206 BC

unification of China under an emperor

Han dynasty

206 BC - 220 AD

a golden age for united China

Six dynasties

220 AD - 581 AD

a period of chaos and division

Sui dynasty

589 AD - 618 AD

reunification of China

Tang dynasty

618 AD - 907 AD

economic development and growth; many inventions and discoveries

Five dynasties in the north

907 AD - 960 AD

period of chaos and division

Song dynasty

960 AD - 1279 AD

economic development and growth; many inventions and discoveries, like the Tang dynasty

Yuan dynasty (Mongols)

1279 AD - 1368 AD

control of china by foreigners

Ming dynasty

1368 AD - 1644 AD

opening of China to foreign influences at the start of the dynasty; closing down of China by the end of the dynasty

Kingdoms

Ten Kingdoms in the south

907 AD - 970 AD

a period of chaos and division

Imperial

Impereal dynasty

221 BC

the first imperial dynasty