Chronology

Pre-Dynastic Period ca. 7000–2000 BCE
Early Dynastic Period ca. 2100-221 BCE
Qin Dynasty 221–207 BCE
Han Dynasty 206 BCE–220 CE
Period of Disunity 220–589
Sui Dynasty 589–618
Tang Dynasty 618–907
Five Dynasties 907–960
Liao Dynasty 916–1125
Song Dynasty 960–1279
Jin Dynasty 1115–1243
Yuan Dynasty 1270–1367
Ming Dynasty 1368–1644
Qing Dynasty 1644–1911
Republic Period 1912–1949
People’s Republic of China 1949–