Medieval china

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In History
  • Period: 8000 BCE to 2205 BCE

    Early Chinese

    Early Chinese settlers build small villages and farm along the major rivers including the Yellow River and the Yangtze River.
  • 2696 BCE

    Yellow emperor

    Rule of the legendary Yellow Emperor. His wife Leizu invented the process of making silk cloth.
  • Period: 2205 BCE to 1575 BCE

    Xia Dynasty

    The Chinese learn how to make bronze. The Xia Dynasty becomes the first dynasty in China.
  • Period: 1660 BCE to 221 BCE

    How many people lived there .

    Around 100 families lived in china when the medieval times started
  • Period: 1600 BCE to 221 BCE

    When medieval china start

    The ancient China era was c. 1600–221 BC. The imperial era was 221 BC – 1912 AD, from China's unification under Qin rule until the end of the Qing Dynasty, the Republic of China era was from 1912 until 1949, and the modern China era from 1949 until the present day.
  • Period: 1570 BCE to 1045 BCE


    Shang Dynasty
  • Period: 1045 BCE to 256 BCE


    Zhou Dynasty
  • 771 BCE

    Western Zhou

    End of the Western Zhou and beginning of the Eastern Zhou. The Spring and Autumn period begins.
  • 551 BCE


    Philosopher and thinker Confucius is born.
  • 544 BCE

    Sun Tzu

    Sun Tzu the author of the art of war is born.
  • 500 BCE

    Cast iron

    Cast iron is invented in China around this time. The iron plough was likely invented shortly after.
  • 481 BCE


    End of the Spring and Autumn period.
  • Period: 403 BCE to 221 BCE

    The warring state

    The Warring States period. During this time leaders from different areas were constantly fighting for control.
  • 342 BCE

    The cross bow

    The crossbow is first used in China.
  • 221 BCE

    Qin Shi Huangdi

    Qin Shi Huangdi becomes the first Emperor of China. He has the Great Wall of China built by extending and connecting existing walls to protect the people from the Mongols.
  • Period: 221 BCE to 206 BCE


    Qin Dynasty
  • 220 BCE

    Government writing system

    The writing system of China becomes standardized by the government.
  • 210 BCE

    The terre Cotta

    The Terra Cotta Army is buried with Emperor Qin.
  • 210 BCE

    The uumbrella

    The umbrella is invented.
  • 207 BCE

    The first Han

    The first Han Emperor, Gaozu, establishes the Chinese Civil Service to help run the government.
  • Period: 206 BCE to 220 BCE


    Han Dynasty
  • 104 BCE


    Emperor Wu defines the Taichu calendar which will remain the Chinese calendar throughout history.