Imperial China
Imperial China may refer to:
  • Imperial era of Chinese history (221 BC - AD 1912), divided into three major periods:
    • Early Imperial China
      Early Imperial China
      Early Imperial China begins in the Iron Age with the unification of China by the Qin dynasty in 221 BC. It ended five centuries of feudal warfare, similar to that of Western Europe, that plagued the Eastern Zhou dynasty. The short-lived Qin introduced centralized government under the absolute...

    • Mid-Imperial China
      Mid-Imperial China
      Mid-Imperial China begins with the reunification of China by the short-lived Sui dynasty in 589. The Sui replaced the nine-rank system with the imperial examination and embarked on major public works such as connecting the various canals to form the Grand Canal...

    • Late Imperial China
      Late Imperial China
      Late Imperial China refers to the period between the end of Mongol rule in 1368 and the establishment of the Republic of China in 1912 and includes the Ming and Qing Dynasties...

  • Empire of China (1915–1916), the short-lived dynasty proclaimed by Yuan Shikai
  • Imperial China: 900–1800, history book written by F.W. Mote

See also

  • Foreign relations of Imperial China
    Foreign relations of Imperial China
    Imperial China had a long tradition of foreign relations. From the Qin Dynasty until the Qing Dynasty, the Culture of China had an impact upon neighboring and distant countries, while gradually being transformed by outside influences as well....

  • History of China
    History of China
    Chinese civilization originated in various regional centers along both the Yellow River and the Yangtze River valleys in the Neolithic era, but the Yellow River is said to be the Cradle of Chinese Civilization. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest...

  • List of empires
  • Portal:History of Imperial China
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