Chronology of chinese dynasties
The term Imperial China means the period during which China was ruled by a ruler, bearing the title of emperor.
It begins in fact around 221 BC. J-C and will last until the twentieth century
Han dynasty & arts
The name Han was derived from the Han dynasty, which succeeded the short-lived Qin dynasty, and is historically considered to be the first golden age of China's Imperial era due to the power and influence it projected over much of East Asia. During succeeding centuries, the growing sophistication of Chinese art was accompanied by demands for more-intensive political organization and for more-regular administration.
Sui and Tang dynasties & Arts
The ephemeral dynasty of the Sui, then that of the Tang, brought, at the price of decisive reforms, a period of prosperity and unparalleled artistic and cultural influence.
Imperial Dynasties. Ming-China
The Ming Dynasty was renowned for its artistic, architectural and cultural contributions, as well as for its elegant and excellent furniture, which was enjoying a real golden age.