China's Dynasties

Main

Qin Dynasty

221 bc - 206 bc

Unification of China under Emperor

Han Dynasty

206 BCE - 220 CE

Golden age for United China

Six Dynasties

220 CE - 581 CE

Sui Dynasty

589 CE - 618 CE

Tang dynasty

618 CE - 907 CE

economic development and growth;many inventions and discoveries.

5 dynasties in the North

907 - 960

period of chaos and division

Ten kingdoms in the south

907 CE - 970 CE

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

control of China by foreigners

Ming dynasty

1368 CE - 1644

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