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

Zhou dynasty

Zhou dynasty

Qin dynasty

Qin dynasty

Han dynasty

Han dynasty

Period of Division

Period of Division

Tang dynasty

Tang dynasty

Liao dynasty

Liao dynasty

Song dynasty

Song dynasty

Yuan dynasty

Yuan dynasty

Ming dynasty

Ming dynasty

Qing dynasty

Qing dynasty

Modern China

Modern China

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