Post by rst9 Post by himyaosui
Does anyone know the history and genealogy of China's present Han-
Chinese Imperial Family?
There is no such family today in China, and there hasn't had such a
family for hundreds of years.
About 2,700 - 2, 800 years ago, the country known as "China" today was
in a "Warring States Period" of Chinese history. "Han" was just one
of the original seven warring states.
In 220 BC, King Ying Zheng of the state of Qin conquered the rest of
the "remaining states" and unified China. Hence, China came from Qin
or in our spelling "Chin". Qin Shi Huang only lived for 10 more
years, and he died in 210 BC. The country was in turmoil and those
old warring states started fighting again for dominance. This time,
the state of Han came up on top, and the Han Dynasty lasted for the
next 4 hundred years. Hence, the reference to the "han" people, but
the Han Dynasty hasn't been around for 1,800 years.
In the 1600s (1368-1644), the Chun family, Ming Dynasty, ruled all of
China. Manchurians conquered China in 1643-44. China's then Ming and
Zhou Dynasty families went underground and into hiding.
Huang Di Era 2276
Pre-history China history 2267-2205
Hsia Dynasty 2205-1767
Shang Dynasty 1767-1122
Chou Dynasty 1122- 256
Chin Dynasty 221- 207
Han Dynasty 202- 220
Wei Dynasty (Three Kingdom Period) 220- 264
West Tsin Dynasty 266- 316
East Tsin Dynasty 317- 420
Wei Dynasty (Hsienbei tribe) 386- 557
Chow 557- 581
Sui Dynasty 581- 618
Tang Dynasty 618- 907
Five Dynasty and Ten Kingdom Period 907- 960
Sung Dynasty 960-1276
Yuan Dynasty 1206-1368
Ming Dynasty* 1368-1644
Ching Dynasty 1643-1912
Period of Warlord Rule 1912-1928
Republic of China 1912-1949
People's Republic of China 1949-present
Adapted from the Zhongguo Tongshi Gangyao, edited by Bai Shouyi,
November 1980. Then Head of the Department of History and Head of the
Institute of History at Beijing Teachers University. Over 40 years of
teaching experience, Professor Bai is a member of the Standing
Committee of the National People's Congress, a member of the Presidium
of the Chinese Society of Historians, and President of the Beijing
Society of Historians.