Dynasties of China(Chinese Dynasties)

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Boasting a civilization of over 5000 years, China is one of the four ancient countries in the world. Since Xia Empire was established in 21 BC, the society experienced Shang Dynasty, Western Dynasty, Spring and Autumn Period, and the slave system. Starting from the period of Warring States in 475 BC, the society developed from Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty, Three Kingdoms, Jin Dynasty, Northern and Southern Dynasties, Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, the period of Five Dynasties and Ten States, Song Dynasty, Liao Dynasty, Jin Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, and Qing Dynasty. But from the Dynasty of Qin to Qing China remained to be a feudal society. It was then reduced to be a semi-colonized and semi-feudal society after the Opium War in 1840 initiated by imperialist invaders. It was not until 1911 that the rule of Qing Dynasty was overthrown by Revolution 1911 led by Sun Yet-sen. On October 1st, 1949, the Communist Party of China with Mao Zedong as the Chairman united Chinese people and founded the People's Republic of China.

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Prehistory Period(about 1.7 million years ago to 21 Century BC) Xia Dynasty (about 2146 BC to 1675 BC)
West Zhou Dynasty (about 1029 BC to 771BC) Spring and Autumn Periods (770 BC to 476BC)
Warring States (475 BC to 221BC) Qin Dynasty (221 BC to 207 BC)
Western Han Dynasty (206 BC to 8 AD) Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD to 220 AD)
Three Kingdoms Period (220 AD to 280AD) Western Jin Dynasty (265 AD to 316 AD)
Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 AD to 420 AD) The Southern and Northern Dynasties (420 AD to 581 AD)
Sui Dynasty (581 AD to 618 AD) Tang Dynasty (618 AD to 907 AD)
Five Dynasties and Ten States (907 AD to 960 AD) Song Dynasty(960 AD to 1234 AD)
Yuan Dynasty (1206 AD to 1368 AD) Ming Dynasty(1368 AD to 1644 AD)
Qing Dynasty (1616 AD to1911 AD) The Period from 1840 to 1919
New Democratic Revolution(1919 AD to 1949 AD) People's Republic of China
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