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Three Kingdoms ~ 220 - 280

The collapse of the Han dynasty was followed by nearly four centuries of rule by warlords. The age of civil wars and disunity began with the era of the Three Kingdoms (Wei, Shu, and Wu, which had overlapping reigns during the period A.D. 220-80). In later times, fiction and drama greatly romanticized the reputed chivalry of this period. Unity was restored briefly in the early years of the Jin dynasty (A.D. 265-420), but the Jin could not long contain the invasions of the nomadic peoples. In A.D. 317 the Jin court was forced to flee from Luoyang and reestablished itself at Nanjing to the south. The transfer of the capital coincided with China's political fragmentation into a succession of dynasties that was to last from A.D. 304 to 589.
Wei Kingdom
Wendi 220-226 Mingdi 227-239
Shaodi 240-253 Gao Gui Xiang Gong 254-260
Yuandi 260-264    
Wu Kingdom
Wudi 222-252 Feidi 252-258
Jingdi 258-264 Modi 264-280

Shu Han Kingdom

Xuande 221-223 Hou Zhu 223-263



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