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China's Dynasties

China saw its rule switch from dynasty to dynasty as houses rose and fell. From the earliest Xia to the Golden Era under the Tang, to the mighty Ming and the Qing that ushered the end of the monarchic rule, China's dynastic history is long and dynamic.

Visiting Yumenguan (Jade Gate) and the Han Dynasty Great Wall in Gansu Province
Visiting Yumenguan (Jade Gate) and the Han Dynasty Great Wall in Gansu Province

Qing Dynasty
A brief description of the Qing Dynasty that ruled China from 1644-1911.

Ming Dynasty
A brief description of the Ming Dynasty of China that ruled from 1368-1644.

Yuan Dynasty
A brief description of the Yuan Dynasty that ruled China from 1279-1368.

Song Dynasty
A brief description of the Song Dynasty of China that ruled from AD 960-1279.

Liao Dynasty
A brief description of the Liao Dynasty of China that ruled from AD 916-1125.

Five Dynasties & Ten Kingdoms Period
A brief description of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in China which ruled from AD 907-979.

Tang Dynasty
A brief description of the Tang Dynasty of China the ruled from AD 618-907.

Sui Dynasty
A brief description of the Sui Dynasty that ruled China from AD 581-617.

Southern and Northern Dynasties
A brief description of the Southern and Northern Dyansties that ruled China from AD 420-588.

Western Jin Dynasty
A brief description of the Western Jin Dynasty that ruled China from AD 265-420.

Three Kingdoms Dynasty
A brief description of the Three Kingdoms Dynasty that ruled China from AD 220-280.

Han Dynasty
A brief description of the Han Dynasty that ruled China from 206BC - AD 220.

Qin Dynasty
A brief description of the Qin Dynasty that ruled China from 221-207BC.

Zhou Dynasty
A brief description of the Zhou Dynasty that ruled China from 1027-221BC.

Shang Dynasty
A brief description of the Shang Dynasty that ruled China from 1700-1027BC.

Xia Dynasty
A brief description of the Xia Dynasty that ruled China from 2000-1500BC.

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