Ancient China Northern and Southern Dynasties

The Chin dynasty was succeeded by the Dynasties of the North and South (Ancient China Northern and Southern Dynasties) that ruled China from 317-589A. This era too witnessed great disunity and internal strife in China. During this time period, the north and south were split and two different dynasties ruled these regions.

Ancient China Northern and Southern Dynasties

Ancient Chinese Northern Dynasties

Ancient Chinese northern dynasties comprised of the Northern Wei (386-533A.D.), the Eastern Wei (534-540A.D.), the Western Wei (535-557A.D.), the Northern Qi (550-577A.D.) and the Northern Zhou (557-588).

Ancient China Northern and Southern Dynasties

Ancient Chinese Southern Dynasties

Ancient Chinese southern dynasties consisted of the Song (420-478 A.D.), the Qi (479-501 A.D.), the Liang (502-556 A.D.) and the Chen (557-588 A.D.).