The Eight Dynasties

This was a reference to eight well-known Chinese states or dynasties: the Jin (晋 – dynasty; 265-420); the Song (宋 – dynasty; 960-1279); Qi (斉 – a state 1046-221 BC); Liang (梁 – a state; -641 BC); the Sui (隋 – dynasty; 518-681); the Tang (唐 – dynasty; 618-907); the Zhou (周 – dynasty; 1029-256 BC); and Chen (陳 – a state; 1046-479 BC).

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