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  China History Forum, Chinese History Forum (Powered by Invision Power Board)
China History Forum is an online chinese history forum, discussion board or community for all who are interested in learning and discussing chinese history from prehistoric till modern times, including chinese art of war, chinese culture topics.
Beginners in Chinese history and culture are welcome to post your questions here.
Discuss modern Chinese history from 1912 to the death of Deng Xiaoping in 1997, including the Republic of China on Taiwan from 1949 to 2000.
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  Dynasties in Chinese history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It should also be noted that history is rarely as neat as it is portrayed and it was rare indeed for one dynasty to end calmly and give way quickly and smoothly to a new one.
Dynasties were often established before the overthrow of an existing regime, or continued for a time after they had been defeated.
However, the Qing dynasty itself was established in 1636 (or even 1616, albeit under a different name), while the last Ming dynasty pretender was not disposed of until 1662.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dynasties_in_Chinese_history   (402 words)

 History of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The early history of China is complicated by the lack of a written language during this period coupled with the existence of documents from later time periods attempting to describe events that occurred several centuries before.
Chinese historians living in later periods were accustomed to the notion of one dynasty succeeding another, but the actual political situation in early China is known to have been much more complicated.
It was the first dynasty to embrace the philosophy of Confucianism, which became the ideological underpinning of all regimes until the end of imperial China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_history   (6174 words)

 China History Topic Center - China
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 Chinese Dynasties
It was common for a Chinese Dynasty to follow a basic pattern: begin with a very powerful leader taking over a weakened country; develop over several generations to a highly successful and vital civilization; and then degrade to the point that an opponent could take over.
In Chinese historical documents, it is common to identify a person's life and accomplishments by the Dynasty in which he (or she) lived, and, frequently, according to the Emperor who lived at that time.
While the Chinese people, as well as scholars who specialize in Chinese history, are well aware of these Dynasties by name and when they occurred, those who have a more cursory interest in things Chinese may not gain much insight by typical references to "the Warring States period," or the Manchu Dynasty (the Qing Dynasty).
www.itmonline.org /arts/dynasties.htm   (1544 words)

 History of China - China History - China
The Han Dynasty emerged in 202 BC; it was the first dynasty to embrace Confucianism, which became the ideological underpinning of all regimes until the end of imperial China.
The unification is the second shortest dynasty in the history of China after Qin Dynasty, and during this time, millions laboured on the Grand Canal of China, still the longest canal in the world to date.
The Qing DynastyQing (Ch'ing) dynasty (1644-1911) was founded after the defeat of the Ming, the last native Chinese regime, by the Manchus, a central Asian people who invaded from the north in the late seventeenth century.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/History_of_China   (5968 words)

 Electronic Passport to Chinese History
During the Han Dynasty, the Chinese invented paper, writers recorded the history of their land, and the Chinese first learned of Buddhism.
The last Chinese dynasty to rule came from Manchuria, in northeast China.
The Shang Dynasty was distinguished by an aristocratic government, great artistry in bronze, a writing system still in use today, an agricultural economy, and armies of thousands whose commanders rode in chariots.
www.mrdowling.com /613chinesehistory.html   (869 words)

 Chinese Dynasty Guide - The Art of Asia - History and Maps
Chinese history, which dates back more than 5,000 years, is extraordinarily rich, complex-and potentially confusing.
Beginning with the Bronze Age Shang dynasty, historical eras in China have borne the name of the family or clan that dominated during that period.
Over the lengthy span of Chinese history, each dynasty is distinguished both by its name and by the impact of individuals, outside influences, and technological advances on all aspects of its culture-economic, political, artistic, and religious.
www.artsmia.org /art-of-asia/history/chinese-dynasty-guide.cfm   (213 words)

 Xia, Shang, Yin, Zhou, Qin,
The term Yin Dynasty has been synonymous with the Shang dynasty in history, although lately it has been used specifically in reference to the latter half of the Shang.
In the Chinese historical tradition, the rulers of the Zhou displaced the Yin and legitimized their rule by invoking the Mandate of Heaven, the notion that the ruler (the "son of heaven") governed by divine right but that his dethronement would prove that he had lost the mandate.
In Western histories, the Zhou period is often described as feudal because the Zhou's early decentralized rule invites comparison with medieval rule in Europe.
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 Chinese History
Confucius also codified the status of the ruler in Chinese political thought; the Emperor was the Son of Heaven (while Heaven in a Western context is a place, Heaven in the Chinese context is a divine/natural force) and had the Mandate of Heaven to rule.
In 206 BC, when the Han dynasty was founded, China stretched from modern Shenyang (some 500 km north of Beijing) in the north to around Guilin in the south; from the Pacific in the east to well past Chongqing in the west.
His most important contribution to Chinese history was that he wrote a book known as Records of the Grand Historian (actually, he claimed to just be completing a book that his father, Sima Tan, had started, but most of the book is Sima Qian's).
www.chinatour.com /countryinfo/history.htm   (5732 words)

 Chinese History - Northern Dynasties 北朝 (www.chinaknowledge.de)
The begin of their rule seemed to be the same than that of the previous only semi-civilized chieftains that called themselves emperor, made sporadic use of Chinese administration units and agencies, and brutally resettled the peasant population around their capitals to survive economically and fiscally.
They forced their own people to speak Chinese, to adopt Chinese names and culture, and challenged the own aristocracy by depriving them of their powerful offices, thereby strenghtened the position of the central government and contributed to the sinification of the foreign tribes.
The result of this almost two hundred year long period was the gradual reconstruction of the northern economy and the homogenization of the Chinese with the Non-Chinese population.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Division/beiwei.html   (317 words)

 history of chinese dynasties   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The few dynasties depicted here are just a little glimpse at the rise and fall of the government and cultural difference in the history of China.
The student will be able to identify a few of the major Chinese dynasties and the rulers that were in power during that dynasties time of influence.
A broad overview of the dynasties in between was given in an interactive formal to see how the times changed as the answers changed.
www.montana.edu /cybertour/socialstudies/kto5/steinhoffg   (427 words)

 China History Info, online chinese history information | Chinese Dynasties | Chinese Dynasties
The chinese history is essentially divided into periods ruled by different families (or dynasties).
From the creation of the legendary Xia dynasty in 2100 BC till 221 BC, China progressed from a slavery system to a feudalistic society.
Imperialism started in 221 BC with the creation of the 1st empire, in which the ruler came to be known as the Emperor.
www.chinahistoryinfo.com /index.php?id=7,44,0,0,1,0   (187 words)

 China Daily Life by History Link 101
Chinese Dynasties Essays on major Dynasties in Chinese history by ThinkQuest.
Essays on History of China by Leon Poon.
Origins of Chinese Language Brief essay on language with links to symbols, seal, and other articles on the concerning Chinese language.
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 Time Line of All Chinese Dynasties in History Hsia to Qing 2205 BC - 1911 AD, by China Report   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chinese people, the Yin, reach the americas floating on rafts from islands in the pacific following the Japan current to Alaska and the north-american west coast.
Large numbers of chinese people emigrate by sea between 400 BC and 300 BC after the State of Yue in current day coastal Jiangsu-, Zhejiang- and and Fujian Provinces is subjugated and conquered by the neighboring State of Hue.
Science, economy and military strength early Ming Dynasty culminating in the greatest age of maritime exploration in Chinese History.
www.drben.net /ChinaReport/Sources/History/Summary_Chinese_Dynasties.html   (1506 words)

 Chinese History, Regent Tour China
The Tang dynasty (A.D. 618-907), with its capital at Chang'an, is regarded by historians as a high point in Chinese civilization equal, or even superior, to the Han period.
Domestic economic instability and military defeat in 751 by Arabs at Talas, in Central Asia, marked the beginning of five centuries of steady military decline for the Chinese empire.
The Tang are considered to be one of the great dynasties of Chinese history; many historians rank them right behind the Han.
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 China History
It is recorded that Yuanmou man is the oldest hominoid in China and the oldest dynasty is Xia Dynasty.
From the long history of China, there emerge many eminent people that have contributed a lot to the development of the whole country and to the enrichment of her history.
The rise and fall of the great dynasties forms a thread that runs through Chinese history, almost from the beginning.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/history/index.htm   (221 words)

 Chinese History - Southern Dynasties 南朝 (www.chinaknowledge.de)
Together with the ruling Sima clan, many northern aristocrats had escaped to the south and newly found their powerful positions within the "exile" government in the south.
The following four dynasties - called the Southern Dynasties (Nanchao 南朝) in contrast to the empires in the north - were all weakened by bloody conflicts among the ruling family and the weak position of the central government in Jiankang against the local magnate aristocracy.
Nontheless, in the cultural sphere the south stood in the tradition of the great Chinese sources.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Division/nanchao.html   (245 words)

 History of China: Tang Dynasty, Chinese Dynasties, Chinese History
History of China: Tang Dynasty, Chinese Dynasties, Chinese History
The Tang Dynasty can be hailed as 'glorious', glorious in all the fields: politics, economy, culture, religion, diplomacy, education and so on.
Wu Zetian, the only female monarch in Chinese history, was also intelligent and able to extend these achievements.
www.warriortours.com /intro/history/tang/index.htm   (102 words)

 China History - Brief Chinese history of varius dynasties and Chinese cities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
China History - Brief Chinese history of varius dynasties and Chinese cities
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 in the history.
www.muztagh.com /china-history   (199 words)

 Continuing Education - Discovering Chinese history: the dynasties
We will consider the broad sweep of Chinese dynastic history, looking at the main events and the social, cultural and economic changes of the period, and will also look at the arts, architecture, literary works, the impact of famous (and infamous!) leaders and philosophers and palace life.
Teaching methods for History courses usually include lectures (supported by visual aids and/or handouts) and discussion, with the opportunity for students to ask questions.
She is a native-speaker of Mandarin/Chinese and has personal experience of the Cultural Revolution and other dramatic social changes of recent Chinese history.
www.rdg.ac.uk /conted/course06/CD1SC0206SYL.htm   (341 words)

 China History Info, online chinese history information | China History Info Home
You will be able to learn much chinese history as well as discuss them with other chinese history buffs.
4 chinese history articles have been published: "The Heroic Trio", "Water Worlds", "The Historical and Cultural Meaning of Zhong Guo", "The Cultural and Geographical Environment of China".
See also The Biography of Genghi Khan, Genghis Khan - his acccomplishment and character, The Steppe Empires of Asia, Population Genetics Study - reference to history, The Yasa of Chingis Khan, Mu Guiying, Asian Women as Rulers.
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 Amazon.com: Ancient Chinese Dynasties (World History): Books: Eleanor J. Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the chapter on the Shang Dynasty, the narrative reveals that "life was cheap-" including the fact of human sacrifices that were commonly made.
Yet, in the midst of such brutality, students will find that beautiful artwork was created, and that the form of writing still in use today was developed during this period.
If you are doing any type of reasearch project or essay on the dynasties of China I would select this book for you right off the bat.
www.amazon.com /Ancient-Chinese-Dynasties-World-History/dp/1560066245   (729 words)

 China Portal - Chinese language, characters, zodiac signs, history, olympic games 2008
February 7, 2008- Sparks of fireworks at midnight had ushered in the year of the rat in the Chinese lunar calendar.
More than a billion people in China and overseas Chinese communities held large celebrations, both at home and in the streets.
Online shopping is growing in popularity in China as more and more Chinese are using the internet as a source for ordering goods and services online.
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 History of Traditional Chinese Medicine
On the History of China [L Poon], and an Overview of Chinese Dynasties
History of Medicine in Japan: Publications in Western Languages - Japan Society of Medical History
An Annotated Bibliography of Chinese Alchemy, '94 - Nat'l University (AU)
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 Timetable of Chinese History, 中国历史 (中國歷史)
To view the Chinese characters on this page, you can download a software Here.
Xia Dynasty (2,205 — 1,806 B.C) Shang Dynasty (1,783 — 1,134 B.C.)
Xi Han Dynasty (206 B.C. Xin Dunasty (9 — 23 A.D.)
www.yutopian.net /history   (309 words)

 AllRefer.com - Chinese Dynasties (table) - Encyclopedia
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 History Timeline
NOTE: Clicking on the Chinese characters for each of the dynasty will bring up a list of the emperors (in Chinese) for each of the respective dynasty.
However, not every dynasty will have a link.
For those who has can read Chinese, I highly recommend Seke Wei's excellent Era and Timeline of Chinese History.
www-chaos.umd.edu /history/time_line.html   (72 words)

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