Shang DynastyShang Dynasty emerges along the banks of the Huang He
Zhou DynastyAround 1045 B.C. the Zhou (joh) overthrew the Shang and became China's longest-ruling dynasty, lasting about 800 years. 1046-771 B.C.
Warring States PeriodAn era of division in China characterized by warfare, as well as bureaucratic and military reform, lasting from about 471 -221 B.C.
Qin DynastyThe first dynasty of Imperial China lasting from 221-206 B.C. Named after the Qin state, and was found by Shi Huangdi the first emperor.
Han DynastyThe second imperial period dynasty of China, lasting from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D. I was also known for its promotion of Confucianism as the state religion and the opening of the Silk Road trade route to Europe.