China is regarded as one of the world's oldest civilizations. The written history of China can be found as early as the Shang Dynasty (1700 BC – 1046 BC). Chinese history is very profound and informative. It represents one of the earliest and most splendid civilizations. China is regarded as one of the Four Ancient Civilizations. Its civilization is strong and perseverant enough to survive and move forward for thousands of years, while the civilizations of ancient Egypt, ancient India and Babylon were interrupted or perished.
The pattern of dynastic rise and fall is the theme of Chinese history. A stronger dynasty overtook the weaker one. Due to the improvement of productive efficiency, the Chinese people kept pushing civilization forward. The ups and downs of Chinese dynasties also left numerous stories, some brilliant, some encouraging and some poignant, which have been always widely read and spread by Chinese people.
² slave society (1.7million years ago ~476 B.C.)
² Qin Dynasty(259~210B.C.) Qin Shi Huang
² Han Dynasty (206 B.C.~220A.D.) the Silk Road
² Tang Dynasty (618~907A.D.) most glorious era and poem
² Song Dynasty (9601279) Song Ci poetry
² Yuan Dynasty (1206~1368) Genghis Khan
² Ming Dynasty (1368~1644) founder of the forbidden city
² Qing Dynasty (1616~1911) manchu empire
² Modern Period (1840~1919)
² New-Democratic Revolution (1919~1949)
² R.R.China (1949~now)