Chinese Dynasties 1100 BC - 9 AD


Shang Dynasty

1600 BC - 1046 BC

Agricultural society, Created a calendar based on moon cycles

Zhou Dynasty

1045 BC - 221 BC

Birth of Confucius, Begin to barter and trade, bronze handcrafts

Confucius born

Qin Dynasty

221 BC - 206 BC

built higher city walls; monetary currency, the ancient Chinese coin

Han Dynasty

221 BC - 220 AD

Daoism & Confucianism main languages
Taxing civilians for land and silk road

Terra cotta warriors

Sui Dynasty

581 AD - 618 AD

Construction of the Grand Canal; Buddhism main religion caused unity in the dynasty