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Remembering the major dynasties in order


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We didn't start the Xia...

It was always reigning, since Dì Shùn was waning

Yu didn't start the flood

No he tried to fight it...


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On 8/26/2020 at 10:27 PM, mungouk said:

I realise this is a total beginner topic history-wise, and maybe it's well-known already


You'd be surprised...

The song is a great way to start but an associated timeline will make it even more helpful. There are lots of Chinese history charts, from very simple to irritatingly complex. Best to start  with a plain one like this:


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Haha I didn't know "Frère Jacques" but from the grouping pattern "1234 1234 567 567" I guessed it must be 两只老虎.


I don't find it very hard to remember though. I was only taught 夏商周秦汉、唐宋元明清 as a child. Only much later did I learn where to put 三国两晋南北朝 and 五代十国.

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