The Political Development of Imperial China

Imperial China

Qin dynasty

221 BC - 206 BCE

Unification of China under an emperor

Han dynasty

206 BCE - 220 CE

Golden age for united china

six dynasty

220 - 581 CE

A period of chaos and division

Sui

589 - 618 CE

Reunification of China

Tang dynasty

618 - 907 CE

Economic development and growth; many inventions and discovery

Five dynasty in the north

907 - 960

A period of chaos and division

Ten kingdoms in the south

907 - 970