Ancient China

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  • 1600 BCE

    King Jie of the Xia Dynasty dies, ending the dynasty

  • Period: 1600 BCE to 1100 BCE

    Shang Dynasty

    Shang is the first Chinese Dynasty for which there is archaeological evidence.
  • Period: 1250 BCE to 1192 BCE

    Reign of Emperor Wu Ding of the Shang Dynasty

    Wu Ding was the 23rd king, also the most exceptional monarchs, of the Shang Dynasty.
  • 1100 BCE

    Zhou Dynasty begins in China

  • Period: 770 BCE to 481 BCE

    Life of Confucius

    Confucius' hometown was Qufu.
  • 544 BCE

    Sun Tzu, the author of the Art of War is born

  • Period: 476 BCE to 221 BCE

    Warring States Period

    The Warring States Period was dominated by 7 warring states.
  • Period: 221 BCE to 206 BCE

    Qin Dynasty

    Shang Yang's philosophy of Legalism made Qin more powerful.
  • 210 BCE

    The Terracotta Army is buried

    The Terracotta Army is part of the world's largest ancient imperial tomb
  • Period: 206 BCE to 220

    Han Dynasty

    The Han Empire was the longest lasting dynasty in the last 2,200 years.
  • Period: 206 BCE to 195 BCE

    Reign of Liu Bang

  • Period: 156 BCE to 87 BCE

    Reign of Wudi

    He made Confucianism the state religion of China.
  • Period: 33 BCE to 23

    Reign of Emperor Wang Mang

    Wang Mang was born into a distinguished Chinese family.
  • 105

    Invention of paper

    They later began to use tree bark, bamboo, and other plant fibers to create paper.
  • Jan 1, 1066

    The crossbow is used for the first time in battle