Travel in China

Chinese Culture

What to see in China Apart from popular destinations such as Beijing, there are many other places worth seeing: Xi'an, Shanghai, Guilin, Lijiang, Jiuzhaigou, Yellow Mountain, ...

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Brief Chronology of Chinese History

This table include Chinese dynasties with a written history (i.e. events recorded in characters and words as they happened), but the Chinese civilization dates back far beyond 3000 years.

Xia Dynasty 2070-1600 B.C.
Shang Dynasty 1600-1046 B.C.
Zhou Dynasty Western Zhou 1046-771 B.C.
Eastern Zhou
    Spring and Autumn Period
    Warring States Period
770-256 B.C.
770-476 B.C.
475-221 B.C.
Qin Dynasty 221-206 B.C.
Han Dynasty Western Han 206 B.C.-A.D. 25
Eastern Han 25-220
Three Kingdoms Wei 220-265
Shu Han 221-263
Wu 222-280
Western Jin Dynasty 265-317
Eastern Jin Dynasty 317-420
Northern and Southern Dynasties Southern Dynasties Song 420-479
Qi 479-502
Liang 502-557
Chen 557-589
Northern Dynasties Northern Wei 386-534
Eastern Wei 534-550
Northern Qi 550-577
Western Wei 535-556
Northern Zhou 557-581
Sui Dynasty 581-618
Tang Dynasty 618-907
Five Dynasties Later Liang 907-923
Later Tang 923-936
Later Jin 936-947
Later Han 947-950
Later Zhou 951-960
Song Dynasty Northern Song 960-1127
Southern Song 1127-1279
Liao Dynasty 907-1125
Jin Dynasty 1115-1234
Yuan Dynasty 1206-1368
Ming Dynasty 1368-1644
Qing Dynasty 1616-1911
Republic of China 1912-19491
People's Republic of China 1949-
1 The Republic of China (ROC) government retreated to Taiwan in 1949 and was officially replaced by the People's Republic of China (PRC), which is recongnized by most countries in the world as the sole representitive of whole China (Taiwan included).

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