The era of The Northern and Southern Dynasties, which lasted from 386-589 CE, was an era riddled with civil war and political chaos, but arts and culture flourished. Technology made great advancements, and Mahayana Buddhism and Daoism became widespread. Learn more here.
After the end of the short-lived Xin Dynasty, the reign of the Han Dynasty resumed. The Eastern Han Dynasty (aka the Later Han) formally began in 25 BCE and Liu Xiu became Emperor Guangwu of Han.
The Han dynasty is considered the golden age in Chinese history and has influenced Chinese civilization and its identity. It’s divided into 2: Western and Eastern dynasties, and we take you through the beginning of the golden age.
The Qin dynasty was an exceptionally important Chinese dynasty. Be in the know on what happened here.
At around 770 BCE, the capital of the Zhou Kingdom was moved from Haojing to Luoyi, marking the start of the Eastern Zhou dynasty. This lasted for 515 years with 25 kings ruling.
Did you know that the Zhou Dynasty lasted 790 years? That’s the longest dynastic rule in China. According to Chinese myth, the Zhou lineage began when a consort of the legendary Emperor Ku conceived a child, Qi, after she stepped in the footprint of Shangdi.
The Shang Dynasty (aka Yin Dynasty) was the second dynasty in the dynastic rule of China. It lasted from 1600 BCE to 1046 BCE, and is the first dynasty in Chinese history firmly supported by archeological evidence.