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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