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The names of the Chinese periods are rendered using the Pinyin system of Romanization.
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CHINA
Neolithic Period c.4000-c.2500 B.C.
Xia Dynasty c.2500-c.1766 B.C.
Shang (Yin) Dynasty c.1766-1122 B.C.
Zhou Dynasty 1122-256 B.C.

 

Western Zhou dynasty
1100-771 B.C.

 

Eastern Zhou dynasty
770-256 B.C.

 

Chunqiu (Spring and Autumn Period)
770-476 B.C.

 

Zhangou (Warring States Period)
475-221 B.C.
Qin Dynasty 221-207 B.C.
Han Dynasty 206 B.C.-A.D.220

 

Western Han 206 B.C.-A.D.8

 

Xin 9-23

 

Liu Xuan 23-25

 

Eastern Han 25-220
Three Kingdoms 220-265
Jin Dynasty 265-420
Southern (Six Dynasties) and Northern Dynasties 420-589

 

Northern Dynasties 386-581

 

Eastern Wei 534-550

 

Western Wei 535-557

 

Northern Qi 550-577

 

Northern Zhou 557-589
Sui Dynasty 581-618
Tang Dynasty 618-906
Five Dynasties 907-960
Song Dynasty 960-1279

 

Northern Song Dynasty 960-1127

 

Southern Song Dynasty 1127-1279
Liao Dynasty 916-1125
Jin Dynasty 1115-1234
Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty 1279-1368
Ming Dynasty 368-1644

 

Hongwu 1368-98

 

Jianwen 1399-1402

 

Yongle 1402-1424

 

Xuande 1426-1435

 

Zhengtong 1436-1449

 

Jingtai 1450-1456

 

Tianshun 1457-1464 t

 

Chenghua 1465-1487

 

Hongzhi 1488-1505

 

Zhengde 1506-1521

 

Jiajing 1522-1566

 

Longqing 1567-1572

 

Wanli 1573-1619

 

Tiachang 1620

 

Tianqi 1621-1627

 

Chongzhen 1628-1644
Transitional Period 1620-1670
Qing (Manchu) Dynasty 1644-1912

 

Shunzi 1644-1661

 

Kangxi 1662-1722

 

Yongzheng 1722-1735

 

Qianlong 1736-1796

 

Jiaqing 1796-1820

 

Daoguang 1821-1850

 

Xianfeng 1851-1861

 

Tongzhi 1862-1874

 

Guangxu 1875-1908

 

Xuantong 1909-1912
 
JAPAN
Asuka Period 522-710

 

Suiko 593-628

 

Hakuho era 674-685
Nara Period 710-784

 

Tempyo era 729-784
Early Heian 784-897

 

Konin era 810-823

 

Jogan era 859-876
Middle and Late Heian 897-1185

 

Fugiwara period 898-1185
Kamakura Period 1185-1333
Muromachi (Ashikaga) Period 1336-1393

 

Nambokucho (north and south schism) 1336-1393
Momoyama Period 1573-1614
Edo (Tokagawa) Period 1615-1867
Meiji Restoration 1867-1911
 
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