Asia

China

From prehistoric jade to contemporary political art—
the art of China engages and challenges.

c. 3500 B.C.E. - present

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Periods in Chinese art

Neolithic China

Neolithic China

Shang dynasty

Shang dynasty

Western Zhou dynasty

Western Zhou dynasty

Han dynasty

Han dynasty

Northern Wei dynasty

Northern Wei dynasty

Northern Qi dynasty

Northern Qi dynasty

Tang dynasty

Tang dynasty

Song dynasty

Song dynasty

Yuan dyansty

Yuan dyansty

Ming dynasty

Ming dynasty

People's Republic of China

People's Republic of China

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