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Shang Dynasty

1750 B.C.E. - 1027 B.C.E.

Used bronze weapons
Religion: Chinese Folk where oracle bones used to predict future
Built tombs for emperors

Zhou Dynasty

1122 B.C.E. - 256 B.C.E.

Religion: Confucianism and Daoism
Used Mandate of Heaven to choose rulers

Qin Dynasty

221 B.C.E. - 206 B.C.E.

Religion: Legalism
Gave peasants the right to farm territory
Ended the warring stated period
Ruler: Qin Shihuangdi

Han Dynasty

206 B.C.E. - 220

Used Mandate of Heaven
Religion: Confucianism and Daoism
Creation of the silk road
Ruler: Han Wudi

Sui Dynasty

581 - 618

Ruler: Sui Yangdi
Religion: Buddhism Daoism and Confucianism
Completed the Grand Canal

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Ruler: Tang Taizong
Religion: Daoism and Buddhism rulers were tolerant of religions
Governed through Burocracy
Extensive Communication network

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Rulers: Song Taizu, Li Bo, Zhu Xi
Religion: Buddhism, Chan Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism
Developed extensive irrigation systems, sailed ships, paper money, gunpowder

Yuan Dynasty

1279 - 1368

Ruler: Khubilai Khan
Religion: Shamanism and Totemism
Eurasian integration of culture
Encouraged communication among other societies

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Ruler: Hongwu
Goal was to erase all mongol traces
Religion: Neo -Confucianism and Christianity
Promoted Manufacturing of goods

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1912

Ruler: The Manchus, Kangxi
Religion:Confucianism and Christianity
Bureaucrats, Civil Service Exam, Foot Binding, foreign trade,


Ummayyad caliphate

661 - 750

Second of the four Islamic Caliphates

Abbasid Caliphate

750 - 1517

Many advances in science, literature, medicine and philosophy
third of the four Islamic Caliphates

Ottoman Empire

1299 - 1922

During 16 and 17th century it became the most powerful state
Ruler: Osman

Safavid Empire

1501 - 1736

Located in present day Iran
Ruler: Shah Ismail
Changed religion from sunni to shiah

Mughal Empire

1526 - 1857

Ruler: Shah Jahan
Taj Mahal is built


Roman Empire

500 bce - 476

Art, literature and science came from Greeks
Religion: Christianity
Great engineering