China's Imperial Dynasties

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Qin Dynasty

221 BCE - 206 BCE

unification of China under an emperor

Han Dynasty

206 BCE - 220 CE

A golden age for a united China

Six Dynasties

220 CE - 581 CE

a period of chaos and division

Sui Dynasty

589 CE - 618 CE

reunification of china

Tang Dynasty

618 CE - 907 CE

economic development and growth;many inventions and discoveries

Five Dynasties in the north

907 CE - 960 CE

a period of chaos and division

Ten Kingdoms in the south

907 CE - 970 CE

A period of chaos and division

Song Dynasty

960 CE - 1279 CE

economic development and growth;many inventions and discoveries

Yuan Dynasty ( the Mongols)

1279 CE - 1368 CE

contol of China by foreigners

Ming Dynasty

1368 CE - 1644 CE

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