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1029BCE-258BCE classical era (green)
originally a vassal family of Shang, possibly Turkic in origin
589-618 post classical (yellow)
emerged from strong rulers in n china
united all of n china and reconquered s china
grand canal under yangdi
reinstated civil exam system after Three Kingdoms period
960-1279 post classical (yellow)
weak militarily so signed a lot of treaties and eventually reduced to souther song
Southern Song 1127-1279 - culturally glorious
1368-1644 mostly early modern (blue)
had huge trade expeditions to s asia and other places at first, but later concentrated efforts on internal development w/in china
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