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Primary Sources: China: Contents

Primary sources related to China.


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Guide to Chinese Time Periods

Xia (Hsia) Dynasty

 ca. 2100-1600 BCE

Zhou (Chou) Dynasty ca. 1046-256 BCE
Warring States ca. 475-221 BCE
Qin (Ch'in) Dynasty 221-206 BCE
Han Dynasty 206 BCE-220 CE
Six Dynasties 220-589 CE
Sui Dynasty 581-618 CE
Tang (T'ang) Dynasty 618-906 CE
Five Dynasties 907-960 CE
Song (Sung) Dynasty 960-1279 CE
Yuan Dynasty 1279-1368 CE
Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 CE
Qing (Ch'ing) Dynasty 1644-1912 CE
Republic Period 1912-1949 CE
People's Republic of China 1949-present CE


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