Ancient China Timeline

  • 2000 BCE

    The crossbow was used for the first

  • 1675 BCE

    King Jieof the Xia dynasty dies, ending the dynasty

  • Period: 1600 BCE to 1046 BCE

    The Shang Dynasty

    They were the first dynasty. The Shang dynasty is known for their advances in math, astronomy artwork and military technology.
  • Period: 1250 BCE to 1192 BCE

    Reign of Emperor Wu Ding of the Shang dynasty

  • 1046 BCE

    The Zhou Dynasty begins in China

    The Zhou dynasty begins after shang. Zhou is famous for there three major Chinese philosophies: Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism.
  • Period: 551 BCE to 479 BCE

    Life Of Confucius

    Confucius established ethical, moral, and social standards.
  • 209 BCE

    The Terracotta Army is buried

  • Period: 202 BCE to 195 BCE

    Reign Of Lui Bang

  • Period: 141 BCE to 87 BCE

    Reign Of Wudi

  • 105 BCE

    Invention Of Paper

  • Period: 9 to 23

    Reign of Emperor Wang Mang

  • Period: 202 to 220

    Han Dynasty

    The Han dynasty had a long reign. The discovered the cultures of civil service and government structure.
  • Period: 221 to 206

    Qin Dynasty

    The Qin dynasty unified China. The Qin dynasty started the creation of the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors.
  • Period: 475 to 221

    Warring States Period

  • 770

    Sun Tzu the author of the Art of War is born