Last Chinese Dynasty – The Dynasties That Ruled China

What was the last Chinese dynasty? Here’s the answer.

LAST CHINESE DYNASTY – These are the dynasties that ruled China and what was the last dynasty that ever ruled the country?

When it comes to history, among the culture or the country that has the richest history is China. And this country’s history is told through dynasties. It started in c. 2070 BC to the ruling of its last emperor in 1912. In total, there are 13 dynasties that ruled China.

Last Chinese Dynasty

Check out the dynasties that ruled in order:

  • Xia Dynasty (c. 2070-1600 BC)
  • Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1050 BC)
  • Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046-256 BC)
  • Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC)
  • Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 AD)
  • Six Dynasties Period (Three Kingdoms (220-265), Jin Dynasty (265-420), Period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties (386-589)
  • Sui Dynasty (581-618)
  • Tang Dynasty (618-906)
  • Five Dynasties Period, Ten Kingdoms (907-960)
  • Song Dynasty (960-1279)
  • Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)
  • Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
  • Qing Dynasty (1644-1912)

And as seen in the above list, the last dynasty that ruled is the Qing Dynasty which started from 1644 to 1912. This is the 5th largest empire in world history, however, it weakened its forces during the early 20th century due to rural unrest, aggressive foreign powers, and military weakness.

The Qing are Manchu people. The last emperor, who was abdicated, was Puyi. This dynasty was then followed by the republican government.

Among the achievements of this dynasty included great territory expansion, the novel A Dream in Red Mansions was written, Peking Opera was born, Kangxi Dictionary was completed and published, and the Imperial University of Peking and Tsinghua College were founded, and others.


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