first dynasty; 1600-1100 BCE
established by Wu Wang; longest dynasty; created Mandate of Heaven; feudal system and bureacracy
very short; Great Wall of China; Shihuangdi; legalism
Wu Ti- expansion; Hun invasions; civil service exam; paper invented
Xuanzong; warlords gain power
age of peace and prosperity; around 1000 CE
after Yuan dynasty; Zeng He explorations and centralized government
Manchus; last dynasty
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