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4.1: Chronology of China and East Asia to the Ming Dynasty

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  • China

    8000 – 2000 BCE Neolithic Cultures in China

    5000 – 3000 BCE Yangshao Culture

    3000 – 1900 BCE Longshan Culture

    c. 1900 – 1600 BCE Xia Dynasty

    c. 1600 – 1046 BCE Shang Dynasty

    1045 – 256 BCE Zhou Dynasty

    1045 – 771 BCE Western Zhou

    770 – 256 BCE Eastern Zhou

    551 – 479 BCE Confucius

    475 – 221 BCE Warring States Period

    221 – 210 BCE Qin Dynasty

    221 – 210 BCE First Emperor of Qin

    202 BCE – 220 CE Han Dynasty

    141 – 87 BCE Emperor Wu

    220 – 589 CE Period of Division

    220 – 280 CE Three Kingdoms Period

    155 – 220 CE Cao Cao

    265 – 317 CE Western Jin

    317 – 589 CE Northern and Southern Dynasties

    581 – 618 CE Sui Dynasty

    618 – 907 CE Tang Dynasty

    960 – 1279 CE Song Dynasty

    1271 – 1368 CE Yuan Dynasty

    1215 – 1294 CE Kublai Khan

    1368 – 1644 CE Ming Dynasty

    Korea

    c. 400 BCE – 313 CE Early Historical Period

    313 – 668 CE Three Kingdoms

    c. 37 BCE – 668 CE Goguryeo Dynasty

    668 – 892 CE Silla Dynasty

    Japan

    11,000 – 500 BCE Jōmon Period

    500 BCE – 250 CE Yayoi Period

    250 – 600 CE Mounded Tomb Period

    600 – 800 CE Asuka-Nara Period