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English Kanji Japanese Year Description
Xia Ka BC 2100 - BC 1600  
Yin In BC 1600 - BC 1046  
Shang Shō BC 1600 - BC 1046 Another name of Yin
Zhou Shū BC 1122 - BC 256  
the Western Zhou 西周 Sei-Shū BC 1100 - BC 771  
the Eastern Zhou 東周 Tō-Shū BC 770 - BC 256  
the Spring and Autumn Period 春秋時代 Shunjū Jidai BC 770 - BC 403 (or 476)  
the Warring States Period 戦国時代 Sengoku Jidai BC 403 (or 476) - BC 221  
Jin Shin BC 1100 - BC 378 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Cai Sai BC 11C - BC 447 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Zou Chū ?? Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Zheng Tei BC 806 - BC 375 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Chen Chin BC 11C - BC 479 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Chu So ? - BC 223 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period (the Seven Great Powers)
Lu Ro BC 1055 - BC 249 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Qi (Jian) 斉(姜斉) Sei BC 1055 - BC 249 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Qi (Tian) 斉(田斉) Sei BC 1055 - BC 249 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period (the Seven Great Powers)
Qin Shin BC 778 - BC 206 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period (the Seven Great Powers)
Wei Ei BC 11C - BC 209 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Xu Jo ?? Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Wei Gi BC 403 - BC 225 Warring States Period (the Seven Great Powers; derived from Jin)
Han Kan BC 403 - BC 230 Warring States Period (the Seven Great Powers; derived from Jin)
Shu Shoku ? - BC 316 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Song BC 1100 - BC 286 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Teng BC 1046 - BC 414 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Wu Go BC 585 - BC 473 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Yan En BC 1100 - BC 222 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period (the Seven Great Powers)
Zhongshan 中山 Chūzan ? - BC 296 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Yue Etsu BC 600 - BC 334 Spring and Autumn/Warring States Period
Zhao Chō BC 403 - BC 228 Warring States Period (the Seven Great Powers; derived from Jin)
Qin Shin BC 221 - BC 206  
Han Kan BC 206 - AD 220  
the Former Han 前漢 Zen-Kan BC 206 - BC 8 Also called "the Western Han"
the Western Han 西漢 Sei-Kan BC 206 - BC 8 Also called "the Former Han"
the Later Han 後漢 Go-Kan 25 - 220 Also called "the Eastern Han"
the Eastern Han 東漢 Tō-Kan 25 - 220 Also called "the Later Han"
Xin Shin 9 - 23  
the Three Kingdoms Period 三国時代 Sangoku Jidai 220 - 280 Wei, Shu and Wu
Wei Gi 220 - 265 One of the Three Kingdoms; also called "Cao Wei"
Shu Shoku 221 - 263 One of the Three Kingdoms; also called "Shu Han"
Wu Go 229 - 280 One of the Three Kingdoms; also called "Dong Wu"
Jin Shin 265 - 420  
the Eastern Jin 東晋 Tō-Shin 265 - 316  
the Western Jin 西晋 Sei-Shin 316 - 420  
Wu-Hu 五胡 Goko - Literally means "Five Barbarian Tribes" and may refer to Xiongnu (匈奴), Xianbei (鮮卑), Di (氐), Qiang (羌), and Jie (羯).
(the Period of) the Wu-Hu Sixteen Kingdoms 五胡十六国時代 Goko Jūrokkoku Jidai 304 - 439 The period from the establishment of the Han Zhao in 304 and to the conquer of the North China regions in 439 by the Northern Wei Dynasty
the Han Zhao; the Former Zhao 前趙 Zen-Chō 304 - 329  
the Later Zhao 後趙 Kō-Chō 319 - 351  
(the Period of) the Southern and Northern Dynasties 南北朝時代 Nanbokuchō Jidai 439 - 589 the period after the unification of the North China regions by the Northern Wei to the dominance of China by the Sui Dynasty
the Northern Wei 北魏 Hoku-Gi 386 - 534 Period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (Northern)
the Eastern Wei 東魏 Tō-Gi 534 - 550 Period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (Northern)
the Western Wei 西魏 Sei-Gi 535 - 556 Period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (Northern)
the Northern Zhou 北周 Hoku-Shū 556 - 581 Period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (Northern)
the Northern Qi 北斉 Hoku-Sei 550 - 577 Period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (Northern)
(Liu) Song 420 - 479 Period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (Southern)
the Southern Qi Sei 479 - 502 Period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (Southern)
Liang Ryō 502 - 557 Period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (Southern)
Chen Sei 557 - 589 Period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (Southern)
Sui Zui 581- 618  
Tang 618 - 907  
(the Period of) the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms 五代十国時代 Godai-Jikkoku 907 - 960 The period from the demise of the Tang Dynasty to the establishment of the Song Dynasty, in which the five dynasties and ten powers ruled most of the Chinese lands
the Later Liang 後梁 Ko-Ryō 907 - 923 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Dynasty)
the Later Tang 後唐 Ko-Tō 923 - 936 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Dynasty)
the Later Jin 後晋 Ko-Shin 936 - 946 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Dynasty)
the Later Han 後漢 Ko-Kan 946 - 950 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Dynasty)
the Later Zhou 後周 Ko-Shū 951 - 960 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Dynasty)
the Former Shu 前蜀 Zen-Shoku 907 - 925 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Kingdom)
the Later Shu 後蜀 Ko-Shoku 934 - 965 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Kingdom)
Wu Go 902 - 937 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Kingdom)
the Southern Tang 南唐 Nan-Tō 937 - 975 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Kingdom)
Jingnan 荊南 Keinan 907 - 963 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Kingdom)
Wuyue 呉越 Go-etsu 907 - 978 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Kingdom)
Min Bin 909 - 945 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Kingdom)
Chu So 907 - 951 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Kingdom)
the Southern Han 南漢 Nan-Kan 909 - 971 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Kingdom)
the Northern Han 北漢 Hoku-Kan 951 - 979 Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Kingdom)
Song 960 - 1279  
the Northern Song 北宋 Hoku-Sō 960 - 1127 The former era of the Song Dynasty that includes the North China lands
the Southern Song 南宋 Nan-Sō 1127 - 1279 The later era of the Song Dynasty that does not include the North China lands
Liao Ryō 916 - 1125 Ruled Inner Mongolia in the time of the Song Dynasty
Jin Kin 1115 - 1234 Ruled the North China regions in the time of the Song Dynasty
the Western Xia 西夏 Sei-Ka 1038 - 1227 Built in Northwest China in the time of the Song Dynasty
Yuan Gen 1271 - 1368  
Ming Min 1368 - 1644  
the Later Jin 後金 Kō-Kin 1616 - 1644 Built around in the early 17th century in Manchuria; Forerunner of the Quin Dynasty
Qing Shin 1644 - 1912  
the Republic of China 中華民国 Chūka-Minkoku 1912 -  
the People's Republic of China 中華人民共和国 Chūka-Jinmin-Kyōwakoku 1949 -  

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