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Early China
  • Xia
  • Shang
  • Zhou
  • Early Imperial China

    Classical Imperial China

    Later Imperial China

    Post-Imperial China

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    China Chronology

    The Northern Song

    960-1126

    • 960-976: The Reign of Chao K'uang-yin
    • 1024: China issues the world's first paper currency.
    • 1044: Peace established between China and the Hsi-Hsia
    • 1069-1076: Wang An-shih
      • 1069: Reorganization of imperial finances.
      • 1070: Organizes a conscript militia.
      • 1071: Labor services replaced by cash payment.
      • 1072: Opens state banking and barter offices.
    • Golden Age of Chinese Landscape painting:
      • Late 10th c.: Tung Yuan
      • c. 1020-90: Kuo Hsi
      • c. 1040-1106: Li Kung-lin
      • 1051-1107: Mi Fei
    • Scholarship:
      • Encyclopedias:
        • 977-983: T'ai P'ing Yu Lan
        • 1005-1013: Ts'e Fu Yuan Kuei.
      • 1007-1072: Ou-yang Hsiu
      • 1066-1084: Ssu-ma Kuang's history of China.
      • 1036-1101: Su Tung-p'o
    • Philosophy:
      • 1017-1073: Chou Tun-i
      • 1032-1085: Ch'eng Hao
      • 1033-1107: Ch'eng I
      • 1130-1107: Chu Hsi
    • Technology:
    • Use of tea spreads throughout northern China.

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