How China Became Chinese

Main

Xia Dynasty

2100 B.C. - 1600 B.C.

Shang Dynasty

1600 B.C. - 1050 B.C.

Zhou Dynasty

1046 B.C. - 256 B.C.

North and South China became unified

221 B.C.

Qin Dynasty

221 B.C. - 206 B.C.

Han Dynasty

206 B.C. - 220 A.D.

Three Kingdoms

220 A.D. - 265 A.D.

Jin Dynasty

265 A.D. - 420 A.D.

North and South Dynasties

386 A.D. - 589 A.D.

Sui Dynasty

581 A.D. - 618 A.D.

Tang Dynasty

618 A.D. - 906 A.D.