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Chinese Dynasties Timeline
 

Name
Chinese
Period
Xia
2100–1600 BC
Shang
1600–1050 BC
Zhou
1050–256 BC
Qin
221–206 BC
Han
206 BC–AD 220
The Three Kingdoms
三國
220–280
Jin
265–420
The Sixteen Kingdoms
十六國
304–439
The Northern & Southern Dynasties
南北朝
420–589
Sui
581–618
Tang
618–907
The Five Dynasties
五代十國
907–960
Song
960–1279
Liao
907–1125
Jin
1115–1234
Yuan
1271–1368
Ming
1368–1644
Qing
1616–1911
The Republic of China
中華民國
1912–49
The People's Republic of China
中華人民共和國
1949–
 
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Are Chinese Really Rice Eaters?

An enormous amount of rice is grown and consumed in China, but to characterise Chinese as rice eaters, or call China a "rice-based" society, as the Asia Rice Foundation does, is quite misleading. It is true that rice is China's most important grain crop, but Chinese wheat consumption is nearly as high … more

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