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East Asia Timeline

  • 201

    Completion of the Erya

    Completion of the Erya
    3rd Century BC
    oldest extant Chinese dictionary
  • Period: 206 to 221

    Quin Dynasty

    The Quin Dynasty redefined China. The emperor conquer the warring states and made China one nation once again.
  • Period: 206 to 213

    Period of the book burning policy

    After Qin Shi Huang unified China, his chancellor Li Si suggested suppressing the freedom of speech, and unifying all thoughts and political opinions.
    Beginning in 213 BCE, all classic works of the Hundred Schools of Thought — except those from Li Ssu's own school of philosophy known as legalism — were subject to book burning.
  • 210

    Burial of the Terra Cotta Army

    Burial of the Terra Cotta Army
    During the Quin Dynasty, ruler Quin Shi Huang made a replica of his kingdom underground. There were 1,800 Terra-cotta warriors with about 6,000 more to still be excavated. They were all in battle formation.
  • Period: 210 to 260

    First Chinese Emperor

    Picture of Quin Shi Huangdi
    Quin Shi Huang
    He was the king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 to 221, and then became the first emperor of a unified China from 221 to 210, ruling under the name First Emperor.
  • Period: 221 to Jan 16, 770

    Eastern Zhou Dynasty

    Xuan Jiu established the dynasty. They had 25 emperors.
    Some achievements include iron tools, and extending of the routes with the SIlk Road.
  • Period: 221 to 475

    The Warring State Period

    Theh Warring State Period was a period when regional warlords annexed smaller states around them and consolidated their rule.
  • Period: 256 to Jan 19, 1022

    Western Zhou

    The western Zhou was the longest dynasty in Chinese's history.
  • 341

    First use of the crossbow

    First use of the crossbow
    Mid 5th Century BC
    One of the earliest reliable records of the crossbow was from an ambush, the Battle of Ma-Ling in 341 BC.
  • 551

    Birth of Confucius

    Birth of Confucius
    Confucius was a great Chinese sage. Many people followed his beliefs.
  • Jan 21, 700

    Spring and Summer Period

    Spring and Summer Period
    1.During the Eastern Zhou Dynasty
    2.China was ruled by a feudal system during this period.
  • Jan 19, 1000

    The Shi Jing Book of Songs

    The Shi Jing Book of Songs
    It is the earliest book of poems of The Zhou Dynasty. 305 poems.
    They are not sure of the actual date the book was created but it could have been created as early as 1000 BC.
  • Period: Jan 19, 1027 to

    Shang Dynasty

    The Shang Dynasty was based on agriculture. Also silkworms, pigs, dogs, sheep, and oxen were raised. The Shang dynasty was also advanced in metallurgy.
  • Jan 21, 1100

    The development of the Wigi Board Game

    The development of the Wigi Board Game
    used to communicate with spirits
  • Jan 19, 1200

    Death of Lady Hao

    Death of Lady Hao
    Lady Hao was the wife to King Wu Ding of the Shang Dynasty. She was buried in a lacquered coffin with treasures such as bronzes and jades.
  • Period: to

    Xia Dynasty

    There was a great flood during this period in the Yellow River Valley.
  • Battle of Banquan

    Battle of Banquan
    It was the first battle record in Chinese History. It was the third of a three series battle. The Battle of Banquan is credited for the formation of the Huaxia tribe.
  • lst silk found in China

    lst silk found in China
    The oldest silk found in China comes from the Chinese Neolithic period.
  • Domestication of the Buffalo

    Domestication of the Buffalo