Download

Chinese, Korean and Japanese Dynasties

  • 2200 BCE

    Xia Start Period (China)

    Xia Start Period (China)
    The Xia dynasty is the first dynasty in traditional Chinese historiography.
  • 1766 BCE

    Shang Start Period (China)

    Shang Start Period (China)
    Shang dynasty was a Chinese dynasty that ruled in the Lower Yellow River Valley in the second millennium BC, succeeding the semi-mythical Xia dynasty and followed by the Zhou dynasty.
  • 1700 BCE

    Xia End Period (China)

  • 1080 BCE

    Shang End Period (China)

  • 1045 BCE

    Zhou Start Period (China)

    Zhou Start Period (China)
    The Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BCE) was the longest-lasting of ancient China's dynasties.
  • 668 BCE

    Goguryeo End Period (Korea)

  • 660 BCE

    Baekje End Period (Korea)

  • 221 BCE

    Qin Start Period (China)

    Qin Start Period (China)
    The Qin region was located in modern-day Shaanxi province, north of the Zhou Dynasty territory - Qin served as a barrier between it and the less civilized states above it. The capital of the Qin Dynasty was Xianyang, which was extensively enlarged after Qin dominance was established.
  • 221 BCE

    Zhou End Period (China)

  • 206 BCE

    Han Start Period (China)

    Han Start Period (China)
    The Han dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China, preceded by the Qin dynasty and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms period.
  • 206 BCE

    Qin End Period (China)

  • 57 BCE

    Silla Start Period (Korea)

    Silla Start Period (Korea)
    Silla was a kingdom located in southern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula. Silla, along with Baekje and Goguryeo, formed the Three Kingdoms of Korea.
  • 37 BCE

    Goguryeo Start Period (Korea)

    Goguryeo Start Period (Korea)
    Goguryeo, also called Goryeo, was a Korean kingdom located in the northern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula and the southern and central parts of Manchuria.
  • 18 BCE

    Baekje Start Period (Korea)

    Baekje Start Period (Korea)
    Baekje was a kingdom located in southwestern Korea. It was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, together with Goguryeo and Silla. Baekje was founded by Onjo, the third son of Goguryeo's founder Jumong and So Seo-no, at Wiryeseong.
  • 1 BCE

    Early Japan Start Period (Japan)

    Early Japan Start Period (Japan)
    This imperial dynasty continues to reign over Japan. In 794, a new imperial capital was established.
  • 221

    Han End Period (China)

  • 581

    Sui Start Period (China)

    Sui Start Period (China)
    The Sui dynasty was a short-lived imperial dynasty of China of pivotal significance.
  • Jan 1, 618

    Tang Start Period (China)

    Tang Start Period (China)
    The Tang dynasty or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China that ruled from 618 to 907, with an interregnum between 690 and 705.
  • 618

    Sui End Period (China)

  • Jan 1, 698

    Parhae Start Period (Korea)

    Parhae Start Period (Korea)
    Parhae was the successor state to Koguryŏ, which had occupied most of northern Korea and Manchuria before being conquered in 668 by the kingdom of Silla, with the aid of the Chinese Tang dynasty.
  • Jan 1, 710

    Nara And Heian Start Periods (Japan)

    Nara And Heian Start Periods (Japan)
    Nara and Heian Periods (710 - 1185) ... The monasteries quickly gained such strong political influence that, in order to protect the position of the emperor and central government, the capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784, and finally to Heian (Kyoto) in 794 where it would remain for over one thousand years.
  • 710

    Early Japan End Period (Japan)

  • 907

    Tang End Period (China)

  • Jan 1, 918

    Goryeo Start Period (Korea)

    Goryeo Start Period (Korea)
    Goryeo was a Korean kingdom founded in 918, during a time of national division called the Later Three Kingdoms period, that unified and ruled the Korean Peninsula until 1392.
  • 926

    Parhae End Period (Korea)

  • 935

    Silla End Period (Korea)

  • Jan 1, 1192

    Kamakura Start Period (Japan)

    Kamakura Start Period (Japan)
    The Kamakura period (鎌倉時代, Kamakura jidai, 1185–1333) is a period of Japanese history that marks the governance by the Kamakura shogunate, officially established in 1192 in Kamakura by the first shōgun, Minamoto no Yoritomo.
  • 1192

    Nara And Heian End Periods (Japan)

  • Jan 1, 1279

    Yuan Start Period (China)

    Yuan Start Period (China)
    The Yuan Dynasty (1279–1368) was China's first foreign-led dynasty, in between the Chinese Song and Ming dynasties. It was established by Kublai Khan, leader of the vast Mongol Empire, and fell into internal rebellion after it lost touch with its Mongol roots.
  • 1279

    Song End Period (China)

  • 1333

    Kamakura End Period (Japan)

  • Jan 1, 1338

    Muromach Start Period (Japan)

    Muromach Start Period (Japan)
    The period marks the governance of the Muromachi or Ashikaga shogunate (Muromachi bakufu or Ashikaga bakufu), which was officially established in 1338 by the first Muromachi shōgun, Ashikaga Takauji, two years after the brief Kenmu Restoration (1333–36) of imperial rule was brought to a close.
  • Jan 1, 1368

    Ming Start Period (China)

    Ming Start Period (China)
    The Ming dynasty, officially the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644 following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.
  • 1368

    Yuan End Period (China)

  • Jan 1, 1392

    Joseon Start Period (Korea)

    Joseon Start Period (Korea)
    The Joseon dynasty was a Korean dynastic kingdom that lasted for approximately five centuries. Joseon was founded by Yi Seong-gye in July 1392 and was replaced by the Korean Empire in October 1897.
  • 1392

    Goryeo End Period (Korea)

  • Jan 1, 1573

    Azuchi-Momoyama Start Period (Japan)

    Azuchi-Momoyama Start Period (Japan)
    The Azuchi–Momoyama period is the final phase of the Sengoku period in Japan. These years of political unification led to the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate.
  • 1573

    Muromach End Period (Japan)

  • Edo Start Period (Japan)

    Edo Start Period (Japan)
    The Edo period or Tokugawa period is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japan was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyō.
  • Azuchi-Momoyama End Period (Japan)

  • Qing Start Period (China)

    Qing Start Period (China)
    The Qing dynasty, officially the Great Qing, was the last imperial dynasty of China. It was established in 1636, and ruled China proper from 1644 to 1911.
  • Ming End Period (China)

  • Meiji Start Period (Japan)

    Meiji Start Period (Japan)
    The Meiji era is an era of Japanese history which extended from October 23, 1868 to July 30, 1912.
  • Edo End Period (Japan)

  • Joseon End Period (Korea)

  • Qing End Period (China)

  • Taisho And Early Showa Start Period (Japan)

    Taisho And Early Showa Start Period (Japan)
    During the era of the weak Emperor Taisho (1912-26), the political power shifted from the oligarchic clique (genro) to the parliament and the democratic parties.
  • Taisho And Early Showa End Period (Japan)