China’s Holistic Historical Timeline: Part 1 of 5

Timeline Viewed as Single Page

This holistic timeline in no way represents all of China’s history. This menu of China’s history is here for individuals who want to learn about China and the Chinese from near the beginning to today.

What I’ve done is provide links in chronological order—or as close as possible—to posts on this site that offer a look at China’s long history and her people. Click on the links [in red] to discover some of China’s historical, cultural and artistic evolution.

If you see a post that you feel is in the wrong time slot, let me know and I will look into it. New links may be added at any time.

This timeline takes up a lot of memory and may load too slowly. That is why I divided the timeline up into five parts. If your system can handle the larger file, click on Timeline Viewed as Single Page. However, if the single page loads too slowly, stick to the five parts and visit one at a time.

6987 BC

The Ancient Yue


3000 BC

The Discovery of Silk

God, Ancient Astronauts and China’s Yellow Emperor


2256 – 2205 BC

ShangDi, China’s God of Creation


2205-1783 BC

The Xia, China’s Oldest Known Dynasty


1783 – 1123 BC

Shang Dynasty

The Mandate of Heaven

Links to the Stars – Ancient Astronomy

Spring Festival, Year of the Tiger

The Vanishing Street Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese Drums

The Sheng, one of China’s Oldest Musical Instruments


1126 – 222 BC

China’s Spring and Autumn Period

Emperor Wu of Zhou Dynasty

Guqin means Ancient Musical Instrument

China Points the Way

Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”

The Bodhidharma

The Life of Confucius

The Influence of Confucius

The two-faces of Confucius

Confucius Returns

Confucius with Chow Yun Fat

A short history of Taoism and its meaning

Yin Yang

China’s Grand Canal

China’s Ancient Chimes

259 – 210 BC

The First Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, the man who unified China

Xian, China’s Ancient Capital

The Search for the Tomb of Cao Cao

The Seven Wonders of China starting with the Qin Shi Huangdi

Tea for Emperors and Tibet

Continued with China’s Holistic Historical Timeline: Part 2

 Timeline Viewed as Single Page


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of My Splendid Concubine [3rd edition]. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. This is the love story Sir Robert Hart did not want the world to discover.

His latest novel is the multiple-award winning Running with the Enemy.

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4 Responses to China’s Holistic Historical Timeline: Part 1 of 5

  1. Frank H. says:

    A good resource. Thanks.

  2. laverne w says:

    I simply couldn’t get away from reading the posts in this timeline.

  3. […] A big thanks to Lloyd Loft­house. He dis­cusses his research for My Splen­did Con­cu­bine in this video and presents a time­line of China’s his­tory here. […]

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