ChInA DyNaStY

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Qin Dynasty

221 bce - 206 bce

It unified China

Han Dynasty

206 bce - 220 ce

Golden age of China

Six Dynasties

220 ce - 581 ce

It was really crazy, started dividing.

Sui Dynasty

589 ce - 618 ce

This is the chapter when China reunifies.

Tang dynasty

618 ce - 907 ce

they built on the civil service system to reform how government officials were chosen.

5 dynasty in north

907 ce - 960 ce

Kind of like Six dynasties, a lot of chaos.

10 kingdoms in south

907 ce - 970 ce

South was not unified, sort of like medieval europe

Song dynasty

960 ce - 1279 ce

the idea of scholar officials reached its height.

Yuen Dynasty

1279 ce - 1338 ce

the foreigners "overtook" Mongol

Ming dynasty

1368 ce - 1644 ce

civil service exams were used again to fill government positions