Dyanasties

Main

Qin Dynasty

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

unification of China under an emperor

Han Dynasty

206 B.C.E - 220 C.E

a golden age for a united China

Six Dynasties

220 C.E - 581 C.E

a period of chaos and division

Sui Dynasty

589 C.E - 618 C.E

reunification

Tang Dyanasty

618 C.E - 907 C.E

economic development and growth; many inventions and discoveries

Five Dynasties in the north

907 C.E - 960 C.E

a period of chaos and division

Ten Kingdoms in the south

907 C.E - 970 C.E

a period of chaos and division

Song Dynasty

960 C.E - 1279 C.E

economic development and growth; many inventions and discoveries

Yan Dynasty (the Mongols)

1279 C.E - 1368 C.E

control of China by foreigners

Ming Dynasty

1368 C.E - 1644 C.E

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