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chinese emperorsChinese dynasties 历代皇朝

There are two versions; the simplified and the extended list.

In most instances, the simplified version is enough as a reference.

For detailed information, the extended version offers more details.  

 

List of major Chinese dynasties

Dynasty

Years

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Xia

2100 BCE - 1600 BCE

 

Shang

1600 BCE - 1046 BCE

Creation of the gods

Zhou

1046 BCE - 256 BCE

Qu Yuan 屈原
Bao and Mantou first mentioned in texts

Qin

221 BCE - 206 BCE

Emperor of China search for Elixir of Life
Chinese enters Northern Vietnam

Han

/汉

206 BCE - 220

Setting for Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Start of Guan Gong culture

Sui

581 - 618

 

Tang

618 - 907

Yang Gui Fei, 杨贵妃

Song

960 - 1279

Start of Mazu Culture
From Sangley to Tsinoy: Journey of Filipino Chinese
Setting for legend Madam White Snake

Yuan

1271 - 1368

Moon cake and Mongols

Ming

1368 - 1644

Reigns of Ming emperors

1594: Manila Chinatown established
1402: Ming Emperor Overseas?
1644: Ming dynasty remembered, 思明
Green Lion 青狮  
Setting of Patriotic Princess/Princess Chang Ping 帝女花

Qing 1644 - 1912 Founding dates of:
1727: Er Fu Temple and Clan Association, Vietnam
1760: Matsu Temple of Tue Thanh Guild Hall, Vietnam
1783: Bangkok Chinatown established
1822: Singapore Chinatown established
1824: Hainan Association & Chua Ba Hai Nam, Vietnam
1825: Cantonese Guanyin Temple, 观音古庙, Burma
1840: Thian Hock Keng 天福宫, Singapore
1849: Kong Chow Temple, 冈州古庙, SF, USA
1852: Tin How Temple 天后古庙, USA
1850s: Birth of San Francisco Chinatown, USA
1850s: Birth of Oakland Chinatown, USA
1850s: Birth of Yangon Chinatown, Burma
1859: Yokohama Chinatown, Japan
1860: Limehouse Chinatown, UK
1861: Kheng Hock Keong, 庆福宫, Burma
1862: Yokohama Kanteibyo, Japan
1866: Penang Hainan Temple, Malaysia
1866 (circa): Nghia An Hoi Quan, Vietnam
1868: Nankinmachi, 南京町, Kobe Chinatown
1871 (circa):Tien Kong Than 天公坛, Penang, Malaysia
1875: Fushan Si, Myanmar 福山寺
1877: Long Shan Tang 龙山堂 Clan Temple, Burma
1887: Kobe Kanteibyo, 神户关帝庙
1898: Shuang Lin Monastery, 双林寺
1900s: Chua Ngoc Hoang 玉皇殿

Post Qing

 

1912-1949
Republic of China

1949 -
People's Republic of China

1946 (circa): Boo Tong Keng, 武当庙, Malaysia
1966: Jin Dong Fu established, Singapore
2006: Yokohama Mazu Miao, Japan
2007: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, Singapore

 

Detailed list of Chinese dynasties

Dynasty Chinese text in both complex/simple script

Years

Xia

2100 BCE - 1600 BCE

Shang

1600 BCE - 1046 BCE

Western Zhou

西周

1046 BCE - 771 BCE

Eastern Zhou

東周

770 BCE - 256 BCE

Eastern Zhou Sub period:
Spring and Autumn Period

春秋 722 BCE - 476 BCE

Eastern Zhou Sub period: Warring States Period

国/战国 475 BCE - 221 BCE

Qin

221 BCE - 206 BCE

Western Han

西漢/西汉 206 BCE - 9 AD

Xin Dynasty

9 - 25

Eastern Han

東漢/东汉 25 - 220

Three Kingdoms

三国   220 - 265

Western Jin

西晉/西晋 265 - 317
Eastern Jin 東晉/东晋 317 - 420
Southern and Northern Dynasties 南北朝 420 - 581

Sui

581 - 618

Tang

618 - 907

Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

五代十国   907 - 960

Northern Song

北宋 960 - 1127
Southern Song 南宋 1127 - 1279

Liao

/辽 916 - 1125
Jin 1115 - 1234

Yuan

1271 - 1368

Ming

1368 - 1644

Qing

1644 - 1912