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With the continuous development of modern science and technology, we are learning more and more about the world we live in. We explore outer space to find out the secrets of the universe. We study our history to understand the stories that have taken place on the planet we live on. We try to learn to live in harmony with our environment, with other animals and plants. And most of all, we try to learn to live in peace with ourselves and with other human beings. Learning is an ongoing process for every individual as well as for all mankind. Based on what we currently know, below is a brief history of China and the Great Wall.

Chunqiu Period
770 B.C. - 476 B.C. and Zhanguo Period
476 B.C. - 221 B.C.
Chu State In a divided China, many ducal states started to build walls along their boundaries.
Qi State
Yan State
Qin State
Zhao State
Wei State
Zheng Han State
Zhong Shan State
Qin Dynasty
221 B.C. - 206 B.C.
After unification, Qin linked and extended the walls of three northern states and formed the first Ten Thousand Li Great Wall (2 li = 1 km).
Han Dynasty West Han Dynasty
206 B.C. - 25 A.D.
Han further extended the Great wall to over 10,000 km.
East Han Dynasty
25 A.D. - 220 A.D.
Three Kingdoms Period
220 A.D. - 280 A.D.
West Jin Dynasty
265 A.D. - 316 A.D.
East Jin Dynasty
317 A.D. - 420 A.D.
South and North Dynasty
420 A.D. - 589 A.D.
The states in the north continued to build the Great Wall.
Sui Dynasty
581 A.D. - 618 A.D.
Sui also built the Great Wall.
Tang Dynasty
618 A.D. - 907 A.D.
Tang built more tower at west to protect the Silk Road.
Five Dynasties
907 A.D. - 960 A.D
North Song Dynasty
960 A.D. - 1127 A.D.
North Song used and repaired the Sui Great Wall in Shanxi to defense the XiXia.
South Song Dynasty
1127 A.D. - 1276 A.D.
Yuan Dynasty
1271 A.D. - 1368 A.D.
Ming Dynasty
1368 A.D - 1644 A.D.
Ming rebuilt the Great Wall, the length totalled over 6,000 km.
Qing Dynasty
1644 A.D. - 1911 A.D.
 Qing build some long wall to defense the peasant revolt.

(Written by e99,rocketman)
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