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China Dynasties
China boasts its long history and many famous dynasties, and the most famous are Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty and Tang Dynasty. These periods shows the glory of ancient China and the time of summit of Chinese ancient culture
Han Dynasty
Like the Qin before them, the main goal of the Han was to unify China. This goal led to the eventual breakup of the fiefs and the downfall of the imperial nobility. This process was finally completed during Emperor Wudi''s reign (141-87BC) -- a period of great military expansion. Emperor Wudi expanded China's borders to Vietnam and Korea and pushed the Huns to the south of the Gobi. Emperor Wudi transferred an estimated two million people to the northwestern region to colonize those areas.
Han Dynasty
Ming Dynasty
The Ming Dynasty features a group of emperors, many of whom were self-indulgent, childish, and in a sense, interesting. Ming society and culture inherited much of those during the Song Dynasty, as Chinese folk continued with vibrant urban social life. Capitalism was discerned budding in some regions.
Ming Dynasty
Prehistorical Times
Prehistorical Times were featured with mythological rulers of China during the period from c. 2852 B.C.E. to 2205 B.C.E., which is the time preceding the Xia Dynasty
Prehistoric Times
Qin Dynasty
The Qin came to power in 221BC as one of the western states that existed during the Warring States Period. Its leaders conquered the other warring states and unified China for the first time. A ruler, the First Emperor, or Qin Emperor Shihuang, was named inciting the long emperor tradition in China. The Qin, which was not the most culturally advanced of the Warring States, was the strongest in terms of military. The empire utilized many new technologies in warfare
Qin Dynasty
Qing Dynasty
The Qing Dynasty is a fairly popular one with the Chinese populace of today. It is so close to the modern day that the Chinese populace find most familiar with fragments of its history. Many TV dramas & films use this dynasty as a background setting. The late Qing period was the turning point where China embarked on the road to modernity.
Qing Dynasty
Republican Era (1912~1949)
The first half of the 20th century was eventful for China. The Chinese waved goodbye to the empire and introduced a republic, embarking on a bumpy road to modern political life. The Republican Era was characterised by much chaos against the backdrop of two World Wars and domestic revolutions.
Republican Era (1912~1949)
Song Dynasty
The Song Dynasty remains in Chinese people's memory as a period that saw a highly-developed ancient culture and civilization, with impressive developments in urban life, science &technology, and literature & arts.
Song Dynasty
Spring and Autumn Period
The Spring and Autumn Period was a time of turbulence and transition in Chinese history, with the decline of the patriarchal clan system, enfeoffment system and traditional cultural pattern of the Western Zhou Dynasty
Spring and Autumn Period
Sui Dynasty
Though one of the most short-lived Chinese dynasties, the Sui Dynasty left two influential legacies to Chinese history: the Grand Canal and the imperial civil service examination system, along with a notorious despotic emperor.
Sui Dynasty
Tang Dynasty
Speaking of the Tang Dynasty, the Chinese tend to refer to it as an age of poetry and confidence. This dynasty impresses later Chinese people with its military successes, liberal-mindedness, cultural efflorescence, and international prestige.
Tang Dynasty
Three Periods
Three Periods in early period of China are comprised of Xia period, Shang period and Zhou period, and Zhou period is the most important one, the essence of Chinese culture, or the highlights of Confucianism basically formed in this period. Chinese traditional social structure was framed largely at the time.
Three Periods
Warring States Period
With the demolishment of old traditions and systems and the establishment of new ones, greater social changes took place during the Warring States Period (476-221BC). In the domain of thoughts, an unprecedented hundred schools of thoughts contended. All statesmen noticed these changes and took the initiative to carry out political reforms and expand their power. The historical trend of unification became increasingly visible.
Warring States Period
Wei, Jin, Southern & Northern Dynasties
Near four centuries of political chaos, national disunion and civil wars, the period is a somewhat interesting, influential one in Chinese culture, with epic battles, dramatic events, and impressive personalities.
Wei, Jin, Southern & Northern Dynasties
Yuan Dynasty
The period of Mongolian rule over China, when Han Chinese population suffered from discrimination. Marco Polo alledgely made it to China during this period.
Yuan Dynasty
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