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F I V E  D Y N A S T I E S  and  T E N  K I N G D O M S  
  (907-960, 54 years)  

                                    

by Dong Yuan, a painter in the Five Dynasties period
His paintings of nature started a new trend for painters in later dynasties.

 


ABOUT THE PERIOD


Tang's collapse was followed by fifty-some yeas of chaos.  In this period, known as the Age of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms, fifteen regimes emerged in quick succession.  First use of paper money was reported.