Chinese Dynastic Chronology

Partial Chinese export porcelain dinner service, twenty six pieces

p4A ItemID F7957361
Pair of Chinese export porcelain rose medallion candlesticks

p4A ItemID F7957358
Chinese export porcelain blue and white Fitzhugh bidet and cover

p4A ItemID F7957332
Chinese export porcelain condiment set, five dishes with hardwood tray

p4A ItemID F7957331

Chinese Dynastic Chronology

Note: In general, the p4A reference database uses the Pinyin naming convention system for Chinese Terminology. Where the name varies under the Wade-Giles system p4A will present that alternative in brackets. For example: Qing [or Ch'ing] Dynasty.

Neolithic Period, circa 6500 to 1700 BC

Xia Dynasty, circa 2100 to 1600 BC

Shang Dynasty, circa 1600 to 1100 BC

Zhou [or Chou] Dynasty, circa 1100 to 256 BC

Western Zhou, circa 1100 to 771 BC

Eastern Zhou, circa 770 to 256 BC

Spring & Autumn Period, circa 770 to 475 BC

Warring States Period, circa 476 to 221 BC

Qin [Ch'in] Dynasty, circa 221 to 206 BC

Han Dynasty, circa 206 BC to AD 220

Western Han, circa 206 BC to AD 8

Xin (Wang Mang Interregnum), AD 9 to 23

Eastern Han, 25 to 220

Three Kingdoms, 220 to 265

Wei, 220 to 265

Shu Han, circa 221 to 263

Wu, 222 to 263

Jin Dynasty, 265 to 420

Western Jin, 265 to 317

Eastern Jin, 317 to 420

Southern Dynasties, 420 to 589

Liu Song, 420 to 479

Southern Qi, 479 to 502

Liang, 502 to 557

Chen, 557 to 589

Northern Dynasties 420 to 581

Northern Wei 386 to 534

Eastern Wei 534 to 550

Northern Qi 550 to 577

Western Wei 535 to 556

Northern Zhou 557 to 581

Sui Dynasty, 581 to 618

Tang [T'ang] Dynasty, 618 to 907

Five Dynasties, 907 to 960

Later Liang, 907 to 923

Later Tang [T'ang], 923 to 936

Later Jin, 936 to 946

Later Han, 947 to 950

Later Zhou, 951 to 960

Liao Dynasty, 907 to 1125

Song [Sung] Dynasty, 960 to 1279

Northern Song [Sung], 960 to 1127

Southern Song [Sung], 1127 to 1279

Jin Dynasty, 1115 to 1234

Yuan Dynasty, 1279 to 1368

Ming Dynasty, 1368 to 1644

Hongwu [Zhu Yuanzhang, or Chu Yuan-chang], 1368 to 1398

Jianwen, 1399 to 1402

Yongle, 1403 to 1425

Hongxi, 1425

Xuande, 1426 to 1435

Zhengtong, 1436 to 1449

Jingtai, 1450 to 1456

Tianshun, 1457 to 1464

Chenghua, 1465 to 1487

Hongzhi, 1488 to 1505

Zhengde, 1506 to 1521

Jiajing, 1522 to 1566

Longqing, 1567 to 1572

Wanli, 1573 to 1619

Taichang, 1620

Tianqi 1620 to 1627

Chongzhen 1628 to 1644

Qing [Ch'ing] Dynasty, 1644 to 1911

Shunzhi, 1644 to 1661

Kang Xi [K'ang-hsi], 1661 to 1722

Yong Zheng [Yung Cheng], 1723 to 1735

Qian Long [Ch'ien-lung], 1736 to 1795

Jiaqing, 1796 to 1820

Daoguang, 1821 to 1850

Xianfeng, 1851 to 1861

Tongzhi, 1862 to 1874

Guangxu, 1875 to 1908

Xuantong, 1908 to 1911

Republic of China, 1911 to 1949

Hongxian (Yuan Shikai) [Yuan Shih-k'ai], 1915 to 1916

People’s Republic of China, 1949 to present.


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