Chinese Dynasties 1100 BC - 9 AD

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Shang Dynasty


Agricultural society, Created a calendar based on moon cycles

Zhou Dynasty


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

Confucius born

Han Dynasty


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

Qin Dynasty


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

Terra cotta warriors

Sui Dynasty


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