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Warring States period China 475 - 221 254
Eastern Zhou 771 - 256 515
Interegnum
256 - 21 35
Sh
11
h
2
y
1
Qin 15
Ga
11
Hui
7
 Qianshao
0
Houshao
0
Wen
0
Jing
0
Wu
0
Zhao
0
h
0
Xuan
0
Yuan
0
Cheng
0
Ai
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p
0
Western Han 206 BC - AD 9 215
China 2123 BC - 1911 CE 4034
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
Tocharians N Tarim Basin 2000 BC - 700s AD 2700s
 
     
   
GW
 
Dongbuyeo 86 - 410 496
 
Gog o
Mumum Culture South Korea 1500 - 300 1200    
 
Gaya
   
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Wiman Joseon 194 - 108 86
 
Bae
Gojoseon North Korea 2333 - 108 2215
Proto 3
Silla
Itoku 34 Kōshō 475 - 393 82 Kōan 392 - 290 102 Kōrei 290 - 15 75 Kōgen 214 - 158 56 Kaika 157 - 98 59 Sujin 97 - 30  67 Suinin 99
Legendary Period 660 BC - 269 AD 929
Empire of Japan 660 BC - Present 2671
 
400s
300s
200s
100s
000s
Kingdom of Han China
2205 BCE - 1911 CE 4116
Eastern Zhou Dynasty
770 - 249
521
- Haojing, Luoyang (Chengzhou)
500 Chinese Iron Age
544 - 496 48 Sun Tzu Author of Art of War
551 - 479 72 Confucius
Warring States Period
475 - 221 254
478 Battle of Lize
478 Establishment of Temple of Confucius at (modern-day) Qufu.
478 1st part of Grand Canal of China built.
475 - 69 6 Ren Yuan
473 Wu annexed by Yue
468 - 42 26 Jie Zhending
453 Taiyuan Flooded
441 Quji Ai
441 Shu Si
440 - 26 14 Wei Kao
425 - 02 23 Wu Weilie

Kingdom of Han China
2205 BCE - 1911 CE 4116
- Haojing, Luoyang (Chengzhou)
314 - 256 60 Yan Na
200 Emergence of Hsiung-nu (later known as Huns?) on western borders of China
256 - 49 7 Jie Hui
- Xianyang, China. Chinese folk religion, Legalism, Chinese. Claimant. # 210 20M. Ban Liang coins.
221 With conquest of Qi, Qin Shihuang unifies China into one empire that also included northern Vietnam, forming Qin Dynasty.
- Emperor & Assassin 1999
- Emperor's Shadow (Qin Song) 1999 - China/English subtitles
- Hero 2004 - China's first emperor unifies nation
Qin Dynasty
221 - 06
15
293 Chinese State of Qin reduced threat of State of Wei & State of Han with Qin victory in Battle of Yique.
246 - 10 36 Yíng Zhèng Shǐ Huángdì X49
214 Qin Shi Huang of Chinese Qin Dynasty ordered construction of Great Wall of China.
200s Song Yu Poet Xun Zi, Founder of Legalism
200s Bai Qi General
210 - 9 1 Terracotta Army Xian museum
209 - 7 2 Yíng Húhài Èr Shì Huángdì
207Yíng Ziyīng Sān Shì Huángdì
232 - 02 30 Xiang Yu Rebel general against Qin Dynasty & arch nemesis of Liu Bang in Chu-Han contention.
Western Han Dynasty
206 BC - 9 AD 215
206 - 2 4 Civil war of Chu-Han contention in China after fall of Qin Dynasty.
206 - 195 11 Liu Bang Gao Zu 256 - 195
205 Battle of Jingxing
205 Battle of Tao River
204 Battle of Wei River
202 Battle of Gaixia
200 Battle of Baideng
Kingdom of Han China
2205 BCE - 1911 CE 4116
Western Han Dynasty
206 BC - 9 AD 215
- China
194 - 88 6 Liu Ying Hui Di
188 - 4 4 Liu Gong Shao Di (Shao Di Gong)
184 - 80 4 Liu Hong Shao Di (Shao Di Hong)
179 - 57 22 Liu Heng Wen Di
156 - 41 15 Liu Qi Jing Di
140 - 87 53 Liu Che Wu Di GREAT
138 1st Chinese diplomatic mission to Ferghana Valley led by Chang Chien.
133 - 89 44 Sino-Xiongnu War between Han Dynasty & tribes of Xiongnu
122 Museum of Mausoleum of Nanyue King
121 Chinese, under General Ho Chu-ping, defeat Hsiung-nu.
133 Battle of Mayi
? - 114 Zhang Qian, Chinese diplomat & explorer
108 Gojoseon-Han War, Han Dynasty finally destroyed Wanggeom seong, capital of Gojoseon. & Han Dynasty founded Four Commanderies of Han to govern Gojoseon.
108 Battle of Loulan
108 Sima Qian Father of Chinese historiography
108 Liu An Prince & noted geographer
106 Chinese & Persians Diplomatic ties.
100s Wei Qing, a general of Han Dynasty, who strike Xiongnu deeply leading Chinese army & enabled Han control Western Regions later
102 Chinese capture Kokand.
Kingdom of Han China
2205 BCE - 1911 CE 4116
Western Han Dynasty
206 BC - 9 AD 215
86 - 74 12 Liu Fuling Zhao Di
74 Liu He Prince of Changyi
73 - 49 24 Liu Xun Xuan Di
67 Battle of Jushi
51 Hsiung-nu split into two hordes, with Eastern Horde subject to China.
48 - 33 15 Liu Shi Yuan Di
34 - 22 12 War
32 - 7 25 Liu Ao Cheng Di
6 - 1 5 Liu Xin Ai Di
1 BCE - 5 CE 6 Liu Kan Ping Di
State of Cai
1046 - 447 599
Maarquis
518 - 491 27 Zhao
490 - 72 18 Cheng
471 - 57 14 Sheng
456 - 1 5 Yuan
450 - 47 3 Qi
       
Duchy of Cao
1046 - 487 559
Dukes
501 - 487 14 Cao Bo Yang
       
Duchy of Chen
1046 - 479 567
- Huaiyang County
479 Annexed by Chu
       
State of Jin
1046 - 376 670
Duchy of Jin
678 - 369 309
511 - 475 36 Ding
474 - 52 22 Chu
451 - 434 113 Jing (Ai, Yi)
433 - 16 17 You
415 - 389 26 Lie
State of Jin
1046 - 376 670
415 - 389 26 Lie
388 - 69 19 Huan
     
Duchy of Qi
1046 - 221
825
Jiang
547 - 490 57 Jing
489 Ruzi
488 - 5 3 Dao
484 - 1 3 Jian
480 - 56 24 Ping
455 - 05 50 Xuan
404 - 386 18 Kang
Duchy of Qi
1046 - 221
825
Jiang
404 - 384 20 Tai
383 - 75 8 Tian Yan
374 - 57 17 Huan
356 - 20 36 Wei
319 - 00 19 Xuan
300 - 283 17 Min
283 - 65 18 Xiang
264 - 21 43 Tian Jian
221 Conquered by Qin
Duchy of Qi
1046 - 221
825
Kings
300 - 283 17 Min
283 - 65 18 Xiang
264 - 21 43 Tian Jian
221 Conquered by Qin
   
State of Shu
1046 - 316
730
- Shen, Linquan County
State of Shu
1046 - 316
730
- Shen, Linquan County
316 Conquered by Qin
     
Marquessate of Sui
1046 - 400s
- Suizhou, Hubei Province
400s Conquered by Chu
       
Viscountcy of Teng
1046 - 414
632
- Tengzhou, Shandong Province
414 Conquered by Yue
       
State of Wey
1046 - 209 837
-
State of Wey
1046 - 209 837
-
State of Wey
1046 - 209 837
-
   
State of Yan
1046 - 221
825
- Ji (Beijing, Yanjing), Xiadu
State of Yan
1046 - 221
825
- Ji (Beijing, Yanjing), Xiadu
State of Yan
1046 - 221
825
- Ji (Beijing, Yanjing), Xiadu
   
Viscouncy of Zou
1046 - 350ish
700ish
- SW Shandong Province
Viscouncy of Zou
1046 - 350ish
700ish
- SW Shandong Province
350ish Conquered by Chu
State of Song
? - 286 ?
328-286 42 Yan
   
State of Lu
1042 - 249 793
- Qufu
509 - 495 14 Ding
494 - 67 27 Ai
551 - 479 72 Confucius
466 - 29 37 Dao
505 - 436 71 Zengzi student of Confucius, wrote Great Learning
400s Zuo Qiuming Chinese historian & author of Zuo Zhuan.
428 - 08 20 Yuan
407 - 377 30 Mu
State of Lu
1042 - 249 793
- Qufu
407 - 377 30 Mu
376 - 53 23 Gong
352 - 44 8 Kang
343 - 23 20 Jing
322 - 03 19 Ping
302 - 278 24 Wen 2
State of Lu
1042 - 249 793
- Qufu
302 - 278 24 Wen 2
277 - 49 28 Qing
- Annexed by Chu
   
Duchy of Qin
900 - 221
679
- Qin, Xichui, Qian, Pingyang, Yong, Yueyang, Xianyang
500 - 492 8 Hui 1
491 - 77 14 Dao
476 - 43 23 Ligong
442 - 29 13 Zao
428 - 5 3 Huai
424 - 15 9 Ling
414 - 00 14 Jian
Duchy of Qin
900 - 221
679
- Qin, Xichui, Qian, Pingyang, Yong, Yueyang, Xianyang
399 - 87 12 Hui 2
386 - 5 1 Chuzi II
384 - 62 22 Xian
361 - 38 23 Xiao
338 - 11 26 King Huiwen
316 Conquers Shu located in modern-day Sichuan, ultimate success of conquest due large in part to strategy of Zhang Yi.
310 - 7 3 King Wu
306 - 250 56 King Zhaoxiang
Duchy of Qin
900 - 221
679
- Qin, Xichui, Qian, Pingyang, Yong, Yueyang, Xianyang
306 - 250 56 King Zhaoxiang
263 - 36 30 1st Great Wall of China constructed by Chihoang-Ti. wall was 1,500 miles long, averaging a height of 20 feet, with a tower every 300 feet, crossing mountains 5,000 feet high.
260 Battle of Changping between State of Qin & State of Zhao in China; a decisive Qin victory.
250 King Xiaowen
249 - 7 2 King Zhuangxiang
246 - 21 25 Qin Shi Huang
230 Conquers Han
227 Assassination against King Ying Zheng, of Qin State, by Jing Ke from Yan failed.
225 Conquers Wei
223 Conqueres Chu
222 Conquers Yan
222 Conquers Zhao
221 Becomes Empire of China
221 - 10 11 Qin Shi Huang
210 - 9 1 Burial of Terracotta Army
210 - 7 3 Qin Er Shi
207 Ziying
207 Annexed in to Kingdom of Chu
   
State of Zheng
806 - 375
431
- Zheng, Xinzheng
500 - 463 37 Sheng
462 - 55 7 Ai
455 - 24 31 Gong
433 Burial of Marquis Yi of Zeng in China.
423 You
422 - 396 26 Xu

State of Zheng
806 - 375
431
- Zheng, Xinzheng
422 - 396 26 Xu
395 - 75 20 Kang
     
Kingdom of Chu
740 - 223 517
515 - 489 26 Zhao
488 - 32 56 Hui of Chu
431 - 08 23 Jian
407 - 2 5 Sheng
401 - 381 20 Dao
Kingdom of Chu
740 - 223 517
401 - 381 20 Dao
380 - 70 10 Su
369 - 40 29 Xuan
350 Horse collar invented in China
339 - 29 10 Wei
328 - 299 29 Huai
Kingdom of Chu
740 - 223 517
328 - 299 29 Huai
298 - 63 26 Qingxiang
262 - 38 24 Kaolie
237 - 28 9 You
238 Ai
227 - 3 4 Fuchu
224 - 3 1 Lord Changping
223 Conquered by Qin
   
State of Han
403 - 230 173
Pre-State
? - 375 Yangzhai
375 - 230 145 Xinzheng
- Wuzi
- Quibo
- Dingbo
- Ziyu
- Xianzi
- Xuanzi
- Zhenzi
- Jianzi
- Zhuangzi
- Kangzi
424 - 09 15 Wuzi
State Marquess
408 - 00 8 Jing
State of Han
403 - 230 173
Pre-State
? - 375 Yangzhai
375 - 230 145 Xinzheng
State Marquess
399 - 87 12 Lie
386 - 77 9 Wen
376 - 4 2 Ai
374 - 63 11 Gong
362 - 333 29 Xi
King
332 - 12 20 Xuanhui
311 - 296 15 Xiang
State of Han
403 - 230 173
Pre-State
375 - 230 145 Xinzheng
King
311 - 296 15 Xiang
295 - 73 22 Xi
272 - 39 33 Huanhui
238 - 30 8 An
280 - 33 47 Han Fei Han philosopher
   
State of Wei
403 - 225 178
- China
Marquess
445 - 396 49 Wen
State of Wei
403 - 225 178
- China
Marquess
445 - 396 49 Wen
396 - 70 26 Wu
King
370 - 19 51 Hui
353 Battle of Guiling
319 - 296 23 Xiang
State of Wei
403 - 225 178
- China
319 - 296 23 Xiang
296 - 77 21 Zhao
277 - 43 34 Anxi
243 - 28 5 Jingmin
228 - 5 3 Jia
   
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@  Xinjiang, China
 
State of Yue
403 - 225 178
- Kuaiji (Shaoxing), later Wu (Suzhou)
498 - 65 33 Goujian
465 - ? ? Shi
225 Conquered by Qin
   
State of Zhao
403 - 222
181
- Jinyang (Taiyuan), later Handan
Marquee
424 - 09 15 Xian
409 - 387 22 Lie
State of Zhao
403 - 222
181
- Jinyang (Taiyuan), later Handan
Marquee
409 - 387 22 Lie
387 - 75 12 Jing
375 - 50 25 Cheng
350 - 26 24 Su
King
326 - 299 27 Wuling
State of Zhao
403 - 222
181
- Jinyang (Taiyuan), later Handan
King
326 - 299 27 Wuling
299 - 66 33 Huiwen
266 - 45 24 Xiaocheng
245 - 36 9 Daoxiang
236 - 28 8 Youmiu
228 - 2 6 Dai
   
 
- Around lake Dian, N China.
     
State of Song
? - 286 ?
516-451 65 Jing
450-404 46 Zhao II
403-396 7 Dao
State of Song
? - 286 ?
403-396 7 Dao
395-373 22 Xiu
372-370 2 Huan II
369-329 40 Ticheng
328-286 42 Yan
     
State of Gumie
? - 480
- Gumie (Quzhou, Zhejiang)
State of Ba
? - 316
- Yíchéng, Píngdū, Zhǐ, Jīangzhōu, Diànjīang, Langzhong
     
 
State of Dao
?
- Dao (Queshan Country, Henan)
-
- Bu
? - 194 Jun
   
400s
300s
200s
100s
000s
     
119 Battle of Mobei
 
400s
300s
200s
100s
000s
@ Pyongyang, North Korea.
@ Pyongyang, North Korea.
@ Pyongyang, North Korea.
Gogoseon
2333 - 108
2215
Wiman Joseon 194 - 108 86
194 - ? Wi Man
? ? (Son of Wi Man)
? - 108 Ugeo
- N Korea. Ruled in modern-day Manchuria. rulers continued to use titles of Dangun. Some records refer to Bukbuyeo (North Buyeo) & Dongbuyeo (East Buyeo). It was absorbed into Goguryeo. Eastern Buyeo. Korean shamanism. Buyeo language.
86 BCE - 22 CE 64 rulers of Dongbuyeo submitted to Bukbuyeo in 86 BC, & thus used title Wang ("King").
86 - 48 38 Hae Buru
48 - 7 41 Geumwa
7 BCE - 22 CE 29 Aeso
Galsa Buyeo
21 - ? King of Galsa
       
Dongbuyeo
86 BC - 410 AD 496
- N Korea
       
@ Northern part of Korean Peninsula, Manchuria Jolbon, Gungnae, Pyongyang Predecessor of Balhae Empire.
37 - 19 18 Dongmyeong
19 - 8 1 Yuri
400s
300s
200s
100s
000s
   
@ S of Han River, S Korea
Proto 3 Kingdoms
108 - 57
51
- Korea
Silla Kingdom
57 BC - 935 AD
992
@ Gyeongju
- Silla Language
- Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Korean shamanism
- Monarchy
-
- 57 Banwolseong
       
Gaya Confederacy
42 BCE - 562 CE
604
- S Korea. Many statelets. Annexed by Silla.
Geumgwan Gaya
43 - 532 489
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Dongmyeongseong of Goguryeo
@ Wirye 18 BC - 475 AD 493
Ungjin 476 - 538 62
Sabi 538 - 660 122
- Baekje Language
- Monarchy
18 BC - 29 AD 47 Onjo founder ^
400s
300s
200s
100s
000s
Legendary Period
660 BC - 269 AD 929
510 - 476 34 Oho Yamatohiko Sukitomo no Mikoto Itoku
475 - 393 82 Mimatsuhiko Kaesine no Mikoto Kōshō
Japan
660 BC - Present
2671
392 - 290 102 Oho Yamato Tarasihiko Kuniosi Hito no Mikoto Kōan
Japan
660 BC - Present
2671
300 Jōmon period ends in Ancient Japan. 14,000 - 300 13,700
290 - 15 75 Oho Yamato Nekohiko Futoni no Mikoto Kōrei
200s BC - 200s AD 400s Yoshinogari site-Yoshinogari Dwellings Reconstruction
Japan
660 BC - Present
2671
214 - 158 56 Oho Yamato Nekohiko Kuni Kuru no Mikoto Kōgen
157 - 98 59 Waka Yamato Nekohiko Oho Bibino no Mikoto Kaika
Japan
660 BC - Present
2671
97 - 30 67 Mimaki Irihiko Inie no Mikoto Sujin
29 BC - 70 AD 99 Ikume Irihiko Isachi no Mikoto Suinin