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List of Chinese Dynasties

This is a table showing all the dynasties of China in chronological order.

Dynasties Period

Xia 夏

2205 B.C.-1766 B.C.

Shang 商

1766 B.C.-1122 B.C.
Zhou 周 Western Zhou (Chow) 西周 1122 B.C.-770 B.C.
Eastern Zhou (Chow) 东周 770 B.C.-256 B.C.
Spring & Autumn Annals 春秋 时代 770 B.C.-476 B.C.
Warring States Period 战国时代 475 B.C.-221 B.C.

Qin 秦

221 B.C.-207 B.C.

Han 汉

Western Han 西 汉 206 B.C.- 24
Estern Han 东汉 25-220

Three Kingdoms Period 三国

Wei 魏

220-265

Shu 蜀

221-263

Wu 吴

222-280

Jin 晋

Western Jin 西晋 265-316
Eastern Jin 东晋 317-420
16 States 十六国 304 - 439

Southern and Northern Dynasties 南北朝

Southern Dynasty 南朝 Song 宋 420-479
Qi 齐 479-502
Liang 梁 502-557
Chen 陈 557-589
Northern Dynasty 北朝 Northern Wei 北魏 386-534
Eastern Wei 东魏 534-550
Northern Qi 北 齐 550-577
Western Wei 西魏 535-556
Northern Zhou 北周 557-580

Sui 随

581-618

Tang 唐

618-907
Five Dynasties 五代十国 Later Liang 后梁 907-923
Later Tang 后唐 923-936
Later Jin 后晋 936-947
Later Han 后 汉 947-950
Later Zhou 后周 951-960

Song 宋

Northern Song 北宋 960-1127
Southern Song 南宋 1127-1280

Liao (Khitan) 辽

916-1125

Western Xia (Tangut) 西夏

1032 - 1227

Jin (Jurchen) 金

1115 - 1234

Yuan (Mongol) 元

1271-1368

Ming 明

1368-1644

Qing (Manchu) 清

1644-1911

Republic of China 中 华民国

1911- (moved to Taiwan after 1949)

People's Republic of China 中 华人民共和国

1949-