List of China’s Dynasties

S c r o l l D o w n
   Dynasty   pinyin     Chinese Begin End
Xia ca. -2200 bc. ca. -1800 bc.
Shang ca. -1800 bc. ca. -1050 bc.
Zhou ca. -1050 bc. -256 bc.
Qin -221 bc. -206 bc.
Han -202 bc. 220 bc.

Western Han 西漢 -202 bc. 9 ce.
Xin (Wang Mang) 9  ce. 25 ce.
Eastern Han  東漢  25 ce. 220 ce.
Three Kingdoms Period 三國 220 ce. 265 ce.
Wei (Three Kingdoms)  三國魏 220 ce. 265 ce.
Shu (Three Kingdoms)  三國蜀 221 ce. 263  ce.
Wu (Three Kingdoms)  三國吳 222 ce. 280 ce.
Western Jin 西晉 265 ce. 316 ce.
Sixteen Kingdoms 十六國 304 ce. 439 ce.
Former Zhao (16 Kingdoms) 前趙 304 ce. 329 ce.
Cheng Han (16 Kingdoms) 成漢 304 ce. 347 ce.
Eastern Jin 東晉 317 ce. 419 ce.
Former Liang (16 Kingdoms) 前涼 317 ce. 376 ce.
Later Zhao (16 Kingdoms) 後趙 319 ce. 351 ce.
Former Yan (16 Kingdoms) 前燕 337 ce. 370 ce.
Former Qin (16 Kingdoms) 前秦 350 ce. 394 ce.
Later Qin (16 Kingdoms) 後秦 384 ce. 417 ce.
Later Yan (16 Kingdoms) 後燕 384 ce. 407 ce.
Western Yan (16 Kingdoms) 西燕 384 ce. 394 ce.
Western Qin (16 Kingdoms) 西秦 385 ce. 431 ce.
Northern Wei 北魏 386 ce. 534 ce.
Later Liang (16 Kingdoms) 後涼 386 ce. 403 ce.
Southern Liang (16 Kingdoms) 南涼 397 ce. 414 ce.
Southern Yan (16 Kingdoms) 南燕 398 ce. 410 ce.
Western Liang (16 Kingdoms) 西涼 400 ce. 421 ce.
Northern Liang (16 states) 北涼 401 ce. 439 ce.
Northern Yan (16 Kingdoms) 北燕 407 ce. 436 ce.
Xia (16 Kingdoms) 407 ce. 431 ce.
Northern and Southern dynasties 南北朝 420 ce. 589 ce.
Song (Liu) 宋(劉)  420 ce. 479 ce.
Southern Qi 南齌 479 ce. 502 ce.
Southern Liang 南梁 502 ce. 557 ce.
Eastern Wei 東魏 534 ce. 550 ce.
Western Wei 西魏 535 ce. 557 ce.
Northern Qi 北齊 550 ce. 578 ce.
Later Liang (North. Dy) 後梁 555 ce. 587 ce.
Chen 557 ce. 589 ce.
Northern Zhou 北周 557 ce. 581 ce.
Sui 581 ce. 618 ce.
Tang 618 ce. 907 ce.
Zhou (Empress Wu Zetian) 684 ce. 705 ce.
Former Shu (10 Kingdoms) 前蜀 903 ce. 925 ce.
Wu  吳 904 ce. 937 ce.
Wu (Yang: 10 Kingdoms) 吳(楊) 904 ce. 937 ce.
Five Dynasties 五代 907 ce. 960 ce.
WuYue (10 Kingdoms) 吳越 907 ce. 978 ce.
Later Liang (5 Dynasties) 後粱 907 ce. 923 ce.
Chu (Ma:10 Kingdoms) 楚(馬) 907 ce. 951 ce.
Min (10 Kingdoms) 閩國 909 ce. 945 ce.
Liao 916 ce. 1124 ce.
Southern Han (10 Kingdoms) 南漢 917 ce. 971 ce.
Later Tang (5 Dynasties) 後唐 923 ce. 936 ce.
Nanping (10 Kingdoms) 南平 924 ce. 963 ce.
Later Shu (10 Kingdoms) 後蜀 933 ce. 965 ce.
Later Jin (5 Dynasties) 後晉 936 ce. 947 ce.
Southern Tang (10 Kingdoms) 南唐 937 ce. 975 ce.
Later Han (5 Dynasties) 後漢 947 ce. 951 ce.
Later Zhou (5 Dynasties) 後周 951 ce. 960 ce.
Northern Han (10 Kingdoms) 北漢 951 ce. 979 ce.
Song 960 ce. 1279 ce.
Western Xia 西夏 1032 ce. 1227 ce.
Jin 1115 ce. 1234 ce.
Qi 1130 ce. 1137 ce.
Yuan 1234 ce. 1367 ce.
Ming 1368 ce. 1644 ce.
Northern Yuan 北元 1371 ce. 1387 ce.
Qing 1644 ce. 1911 ce.
Republic of China 中華民國 1912 ce.
People’s Republic of China 中華人民共和國 1949 ce.

 

Source: Peter Bol, William Kirby, ChinaX, edX, HarvardX

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