Timeline - 25 – 220 CE Later(Eastern Han N PERIOD OF...

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BASIC TIMELINE OF CHINESE HISTORY ANT 310L Prehistoric Period 500,000 – 300,000 BP: Homo erectus (“Peking Man”) 200,000 – 50,000 BP: Early Homo sapiens (Middle Paleolithic) 50,000 – 12,000 BP: Homo sapiens sapiens (Late Paleolithic) 12,000 BP – 2,000 BCE: Neolithic 8,000 – 5,000 BCE: Beginnings of Agriculture 5,000 – 3,000 BCE: Yangshao culture N 3,000 – 2,200 BCE: Longshan culture N Pre-Empire Historical Periods Semi-Mythical Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors A 2,200 – 1750 BCE: Xia (Hsia) N 1750 – 1040 BCE: Shang N 1100 – 256 BCE: Zhou (Chou) N 782 – 481 BCE: Spring and Autumn N 403 – 221 BCE: Warring States Period N Major Imperial Dynasties EARLY EMPIRE 221 – 206 BCE: Qin (Ch’in, Ts’in) N 206 BCE – 220 CE: Han N 206 BCE – 9 CE: Former Han N
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Unformatted text preview: 25 – 220 CE: Later (Eastern) Han N PERIOD OF DISUNITY 220 – 265: Three Kingdoms N 265 – 420: Jin (Western/Eastern) N /N 420 – 589: Northern and Southern Dynasties N The entire period of disunion from 265-589 is often called the Six Dynasties period. MEDIEVAL CHINA 590-618: Sui N 618-906: Tang N 906-960: Five Dynasties (and Ten Kingdoms) N 960-1126: Song (Northern Song) N 1127-1279: Southern Song N 1032-1227: Western Xia (Tangut) N 907-1125: Liao (Khitan) N 1115-1234: Jin (Jurchen) N 1279-1368: Yuan (Mongol) N LATE IMPERIAL CHINA 1368-1644: Ming N 1644-1911: Qing N MODERN (POST-IMPERIAL) CHINA 1911-1949/1911-present: Republic of China N 1949-present: People’s Republic of China n 4 8...
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