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Walk through History
 

Synopsis of all periods

Click each dynasty (or period) for a brief description,
each accompanied by select art works of the period.


PRE-IMPERIAL
ca 8000 - 221 B.C.  
 

IMPERIAL
221 B.C. - 1911 A.D.

  POST-IMPERIAL
since 1911

 
 
Neolithic Period
   Xia
     
Shang
        
Zhou
       
    Qin
   Han
  
   Period of Disunity
        
Sui
           
Tang
              
5 Dynasties and 10 Kingdoms
                 
Song
                    
Yuan
                       
Ming
                          
Qing
   
        Republic of China
  
People's Republic of China