One of the Four Beauties of Ancient China, Wang Zhaojun, was married as a ‘political bride’ to chieftain of the Xiongnu in 33 B. Her life and influence created a famous inspiring story about marriage between the Han and the Xiongnu.
In 618, Li Yuan founded the Tang Dynasty (618-907). 626-649), son of Li Yuan, ascended the throne as Emperor Taizong, considered one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history.
After the Tang Dynasty, came the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (907-960).
In 960, General Zhao Kuangyin of the Later Zhou Dynasty rose in mutiny, and founded the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
China is one of the world's four ancient civilizations; here we give a concise overview of more than 5000 years of Chinese history, including the Great Wall and the four great inventions of ancient China. The written history of China can be said to date back to the Shang Dynasty (1600–1046 BC), over 3,000 years ago. The founding of China's first dynasty, Xia Dynasty in the 21st century B. marked a change from a primitive society to a slave society. This era was followed by the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods (475-221 B.
The first dynasty was founded in the 21st century B. Slave society developed further during the Shang (16th-11th century B. C.), and the transition from the slave society to feudal society. C., Ying Zheng, a man of great talent and bold vision, ended the rivalry among the independent principalities in the Warring States Period.