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China, a land of beauty and fascination, tempts adventurous travelers all over the world. She is a massive country, covering 6,000,000 square
miles and spanning 60 longitudinal degrees. She has such an infinite variety of people, enchanting natural landscape, brilliant history, a culture
that is among the most ancient in the world and fascinating destinations that a visitor can be almost as bewildered as he is bewitched.
China, representing one of the earliest civilizations in the world, has a recorded history of about 3,600 years. It possesses rich historical
documents as well as ancient relics. Like other nations, China, in its development, passed through the stages of primitive society, slave society,
and feudal society. During the middle decades of the 19th century, capitalist forces of foreign countries invaded China, and China was slowly
transformed into a semi-colonial and semi-feudal society. The founding of the People's Republic in 1949 marked China's entry into the socialist
stage. During the long period of historical development, the industrious, courageous, and intelligent Chinese people of all nationalities
collectively created a great civilization. They made great contributions to all of mankind.

Following is detailed Timeline:

Dates
Dynasty
朝代
ca. 2000-1500 B.C.
Xia
1700-1027 B.C
Shang
1027-771 B.C.
Western Zhou
西周
770-221 B.C.
Eastern Zhou
东周
770-476 B.C. -- Spring and Autumn period
春秋
475-221 B.C. -- Warring States period
战国
221-207 B.C.
Qin
206 B.C.-A.D. 9
Western Han
西汉
A.D. 9-24
Xin (Wang Mang interregnum)
A.D. 25-220
Eastern Han
东汉
A.D. 220-280
Three Kingdoms
三国
220-265 -- Wei
221-263 -- Shu
229-280 -- Wu
A.D. 265-316
Western Jin
西晋
A.D. 317-420
Eastern Jin
东晋
A.D. 420-588
Southern and Northern Dynasties
南北朝
420-588
Southern Dynasties
南朝
420-478 -- Song
479-501 -- Qi
502-556 -- Liang
557-588 -- Chen
 
Northern Dynasties
北朝
386-533 -- Northern Wei
北魏
534-549 -- Eastern Wei
东魏
535-557 -- Western Wei
西魏
550-577 -- Northern Qi
北齐
557-588 -- Northern Zhou
北周
A.D. 581-617
Sui
A.D. 618-907
Tang
A.D. 907-960
Five Dynasties
五代
907-923 -- Later Liang
后梁
923-936 -- Later Tang
后唐
936-946 -- Later Jin
后晋
947-950 -- Later Han
后汉
951-960 -- Later Zhou
后周
A.D. 907-979
Ten Kingdoms
十国
A.D. 960-1279
Song
960-1127 -- Northern Song
北宋
1127-1279 -- Southern Song
南宋
A.D. 916-1125
Liao
A.D. 1038-1227
Western Xia
西夏
A.D. 1115-1234
Jin
A.D. 1279-1368
Yuan
A.D. 1368-1644
Ming
A.D. 1644-1911
Qing
A.D. 1911-1949
Republic of China (in mainland China)
中华民国
A.D. 1949-
Republic of China (in Taiwan)
A.D. 1949-
People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国
 
 


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