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Timelines of Chinese History

Timelines of Chinese History, from earliest times to the present day.

Qing Dynasty Emperors of China
List of the emperors of China's Qing Dynasty, the last imperial family in Chinese history.

Emperors of Shang Dynasty China
List of the Shang Dynasty Emperors of China, according to information from the oracle bones and historian Sima Qian.

Emperors of China's Xia Dynasty
List of the emperors of China's semi-mythical Xia Dynasty.

China's 3 Sovereigns and 5 Emperors
The mythical earliest leaders of China, the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors, and their putative dates of reign.

Timeline of Prehistoric China, 400,000-2,000 B.C.
Timeline of Prehistoric China, from its earliest human inhabitants through the mythical early dynasties.

Timeline of Chinese History from 1500 to 250 B.C.
Timeline of Chinese History from the Shang Dynasty through the early Qin Dynasty, prior to China's unification under Qin Shi Huang.

Timeline of Chinese History from 230 B.C. to 220 A.D.
Timeline of Chinese history from the country's unification under the First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, through the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty era.

Timeline of Chinese History from 220 to 650 A.D.
Timeline of Chinese history from the Three Kingdoms Period through the religious ferment of the seventh century A.D.

Timeline of Chinese History from 650 to 1115 A.D.
Timeline of Chinese history from the introduction of Islam in 650 A.D. through the beginning of the Jin Dynasty in 1115.

Timeline of Chinese History from 1115 to 1550 A.D.
Timeline of Chinese History in the era of the Mongols and the Ming, from 1115 to 1550 A.D.

Timeline of Chinese History from 1550 to 1912 A.D.
Timeline of Chinese History from the late Ming Dynasty to the fall of the Last Qing Emperor in 1912.

Photo Gallery: Chinese Opera
Photos of Chinese Opera performances from 2008.

Timeline of Chinese History from 1912 to 1976
Timeline of Chinese history from the fall of the Last Emperor in 1912 to the Death of Mao Zedong in 1976.

Timeline of Chinese History from 1976 to 2008
Timeline of post-Mao Chinese history, from 1976 to 2008.

Emperors of the Ming Dynasty
Emperors of China's Ming Dynasty, which is famous for its Treasure Fleet and for beautiful Ming vases.

Emperors of China's Yuan Dynasty
List of the Yuan Dynasty Emperors of China. The Yuan Dynasty was one branch of the Mongol Empire; the first emperor was Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan.

List of China's Jin Dynasty Emperors
List of the emperors of northern China's Jin Dynasty, an ethnically Jurchen family that ruled from 1115 to 1234 CE.

Emperors of China's Qin Dynasty
List of Emperors from China's Qin Dynasty, beginning with Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of unified China.

Han Dynasty Emperors of China
The emperors of the Han Dynasty ruled China for more than 400 years. This is considered a "golden age" of Chinese history; indeed, the majority of Chinese people today still call themselves "Han Chinese" in memory of this era.

Emperors of China's Jin Dynasty
The Jin Dynasty emperors ruled parts of China for more than a century, but it was hard-pressed to hold off invasions from nomadic neighboring peoples. The scrappy Jin Dynasty also faced a number of internal rebellions.

Tang Dynasty Emperors of China
List of Tang Dynasty emperors of China

The Sui Dynasty Emperors of China
List of the Sui Emperors of China. The Sui Dynasty was one of the shortest in Chinese history.

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