Chinese History
Written records of the history of China can be found from as early as 1200 BC under the Shang dynasty (c. 1700–1046 BC). Ancient historical texts such as the Records of the Grand Historian (ca. 100 BC...
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2000 Year Old Ancient Tombs Discovered In Eastern China
Chinese archaeologists announced Wednesday the discovery of the most complete Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- 25 A.D.) cemetery. The Haihunhou cemetery is located a kilometer from the nearest village i...
Tank Man: The amazing story behind the iconic picture of the 20th century
Twenty-five years on, one image of the Tiananmen Square protests sustains. The iconic photograph 'Tank Man' was taken by Jeff Widener and this is his story. ...
Song Dynasty
The Song dynasty came to power in China in 960 AD after a period of turmoil and civil wars in China. Emperor Taizu of Song led numerous military campaigns to...
Ming Dynasty
The Ming Dynasty was the last Han Chinese dynasty of Imperial China. The Ming, under the first Emperor Hongwu, came to power with the decline and fall of the...
Tang Dynasty
A Fascinating Photo Documentary about the Tang Dynasty (18 June 618--4 June 907)
Tang Dynasty - Video
From Wikipedia, The Tang Dynasty (Chinese: 唐朝; pinyin: Táng Cháo; Middle Chinese: dhɑng[1]) (18 June 618--4 June 907) was an imperial dynasty of China preced...
List of Paleolithic sites in China
This is an alphabetical list of Paleolithic sites or cultures in China:
Xia Shang Zhou Chronology Project
The Xia–Shang–Zhou Chronology Project (Chinese: 夏商周断代工程; pinyin: Xià Shāng Zhōu Duàndài Gōngchéng) was a multi-disciplinary project commissioned by the People's Republic of China in 1996 to de...
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Xia Dynasty
The Xia dynasty (Chinese: 夏朝; pinyin: Xià Cháo; Wade–Giles: Hsia-Ch'ao; [ɕiâ tʂʰɑ̌ʊ̯]; c. 2070 – c. 1600 BC) is the first dynasty in China to be described in ancient historical chronicles ...
Shang Dynasty
The Shang dynasty (Chinese: 商朝; pinyin: Shāng cháo) or Yin dynasty (Chinese: 殷代; pinyin: Yīn dài), according to traditional historiography, ruled in the Yellow River valley in the sec...
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Zhou Dynasty
The Zhou dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC; Chinese: 周朝; pinyin: Zhōu Cháo; Wade–Giles: Chou Ch'ao [tʂóʊ tʂʰɑ̌ʊ]) was a Chinese dynasty that followed the Shang dynasty and preced...
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Iron Age China
The Iron Age in China began in 600 BC and is taken to last until the rise of the Qin Dynasty in the 3rd century BC, ushering in the Early Imperial period. This corresponds to the Spring and Autumn and...
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Spring and Autumn Period
The Spring and Autumn period (simplified Chinese: 春秋时代; traditional Chinese: 春秋時代; pinyin: Chūnqiū Shídài) was a period in Chinese history from approximately 771 to 476 BC (or according to...
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Warring States Period
The Warring States period (simplified Chinese: 战国时代; traditional Chinese: 戰國時代; pinyin: Zhànguó Shídài) is a period in ancient China following the Spring and Autumn period and concluding w...
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Qin Dynasty
The Qin dynasty (Chinese: 秦朝; pinyin: Qín Cháo; [tɕʰǐn tʂʰɑ̌ʊ̯]) was the first imperial dynasty of China, lasting from 221 to 206 BC. The dynasty was formed after the conquest of s...
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Han Dynasty
The Han dynasty (simplified Chinese: 汉朝; traditional Chinese: 漢朝; pinyin: Hàn Cháo; Wade–Giles: Han Ch'ao; [xân tʂʰɑ̌ʊ̯], 206 BC – 220 AD) was the second imperial dynasty of C...
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History of the Han Dynasty
The Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE), founded by the peasant rebel leader Liu Bang (known posthumously as Emperor Gaozu), was the second imperial dynasty of China. It followed the Qin dynasty (221–...
History of the Han Dynasty - Wikipedia
Cao Wei
Wei or Cao Wei (220–265) was one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China in the Three Kingdoms period (220–280). With its capital at Luoyang, the state was establi...
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Jin Dynasty (265-420)
The Jin dynasty (simplified Chinese: 晋朝; traditional Chinese: 晉朝; pinyin: Jìn Cháo; Wade–Giles: Chin⁴-ch'ao², [tɕîn tʂʰɑ̌ʊ];), was a dynasty in Chinese history, lasting bet...
Jin Dynasty (265-420) - Wikipedia
Sixteen Kingdoms
The Sixteen Kingdoms, less commonly the Sixteen States, was a period in Chinese history from 304 to 439 AD in which the political order of northern China broke down into a series of short-lived sovere...
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Wu Hu uprising
The Uprising of the Five Barbarians (Chinese: 五胡亂華; pinyin: Wǔhú luànhuá; literally: "Five Barbarians throw China into disorder") refers to a series of uprisings between 304 and 316 by no...
Southern and Northern Dynasties
The Southern and Northern Dynasties (Chinese: 南北朝; pinyin: Nánběicháo) was a period in the history of China that lasted from 420 to 589. It is sometimes considered as the latter part of a long...
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Sui Dynasty
The Sui dynasty (581–618 AD) was a short-lived Imperial Chinese dynasty. Preceded by the Southern and Northern Dynasties, it unified China for the first time after over a century of north-sou...
Tang Dynasty
The Tang dynasty (T'ang Dynasty) (Chinese: 唐朝; pinyin: Táng cháo; [tʰɑ̌ŋ tʂʰɑ̌ʊ]; Middle Chinese: Dâng) (618–907 AD) was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui dynasty and foll...
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Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period
Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (simplified Chinese: 五代十国; traditional Chinese: 五代十國; pinyin: Wǔdài Shíguó) was an era of political upheaval in China from 907–960/979 AD, between the fall ...
Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period - Wikipedia
Song Dynasty
The Song dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝; pinyin: Sòng Cháo; Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao; Cantonese Jyutping: sung3 ciu4; [sʊ̂ŋ tʂʰɑ̌ʊ̯]) was an era of Chinese history that began in 960 and continued until...
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Liao Dynasty
The Liao dynasty (Khitan: Mos Jælud; Mongolian: Ляо Улс/Lyao Uls; simplified Chinese: 辽朝; traditional Chinese: 遼朝; pinyin: Liáo Cháo), officially the Great Liao (simplified Chinese&#...
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Western Xia
The Western Xia (traditional Chinese: 西夏; pinyin: Xī Xià; Wade–Giles : Hsi Hsia), also known as the Tangut Empire and to the Tangut people and the Tibetans as Minyak, was ...
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Jin Dynasty (1115-1234)
The Jin dynasty (Jurchen: Anchun Gurun; Chinese: 金朝; pinyin: Jīn Cháo; Wade–Giles: Chin dynasty, [tɕín tʂʰɑ̌ʊ̯]); Manchu: Aisin Gurun; Khitan language: Nik, Niku; Mongolian: Alta...
Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) - Wikipedia