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Buddha images for sale, Pānjiāyuán, Běijīng, China — June 16, 2006

 

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Bronze dragon, Chéngdū, Sìchuān Province



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Giant Buddha, Lèshān 乐山



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Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔, Shànghǎi, China



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Emin Minaret, Turpan, Xīnjiāng, China

 

A Brief Chinese History

Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors 三皇五帝 Sānhuáng wǔdì —
ca.2852 - 2205 BCE

Xia Dynasty 夏朝 Xiàcháo — ca.2100 BC – ca.1600 BCE

Shang Dynasty 商朝 Shāng — 1600 BC–1046 BCE

Zhou Dynasty 周朝 Zhōu Cháo — 1045 BC–256 BCE

  • Western Zhou 西周 Xī Zhōu — ca.1122 - 771
  • Eastern Zhou 东周 Dōng Zhōu — 770 up to 256 BC
  • Spring and Autumn Period 春秋時代 Chūnqiū Shídài — 722–481 BC
  • Confucius 孔子 Kǒng zǐ — 551 BC–479 BC
  • Warring States Period 战国时代 Zhànguó Shídài — 476–221 BC

Qin Dynasty 秦朝 Qín Cháo — 221 BC–207 BC

Hàn Dynasty 汉朝 Hàn Cháo — 221 BCE–206 CE

  • Western Hàn — 202 BCE–9 CE
  • Xin Dynasty 新朝 Xīn Cháo — 9–23 CE
  • Eastern Hàn — 25–220 CE
  • 105 CE — Cai Lun invents papermaking

Three Kingdoms 三国时代 Sānguó shídài — 220–280 CE

Jìn Dynasty 晋朝 Jìn Cháo — 265–420

  • Western Jin 西晉 — 265–316
  • 16 Kingdoms 十六国 Shíliù Guó — 304–439
  • Eastern Jin 東晉 — 317–420

Southern and Northern Dynasties 南北朝 nánběicháo — 420–589

Sui Dynasty 隋朝 Suí cháo — 581 to 618

Tang Dynasty 唐朝 Táng Cháo — June 18, 618 - June 4, 907

  • 635 - First Christian missionaries arrive in China
  • 650 - Saad ibn Abi Waqqas, one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad, visits China. This event is considered to be the birth of Islam in China.
  • Second Zhou — 690–705

Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms 五代十国 Wǔdài Shíguó — 907–960

Liao Dynasty 辽朝 Liáo Cháo — 915–1125

Sòng Dynasty 宋朝 Sòng Cháo — 960 to 1279

Yuán Dynasty — 1271 to 1368  元朝

Míng Dynasty — 1368 to 1644  明朝

  • 1371 - 1433 - Voyages of Zheng He  郑和
  • 1406 - Construction of the Forbidden City begins 紫禁城
  • 1516 - First Portuguese settlement in Macau  馬交

Qīng Dynasty — 1644 to February 12, 1912  清朝

Republic of China — 1912 to 1949  Zhōnghuá Mínguó 中华民国

  • 1927 Foundation of the Communist Party of China
  • 1935 Long March
  • 1937 Second Sino-Japanese War, Nanking Massacre
  • 1949 Kuomintang retreats to Taiwan

People’s Republic of China — 1949 to current 中华人民共和国

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