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481 BCE - 221 BCE: The Warring States Period in China.
259 BCE - 210 BCE: Life of Ying Zheng of Qin, Shi Huangdi, First Emperor of China.
246 BCE - 247 BCE: Prince Ying Zheng becomes King of Qin, age 12 or 13.
238 BCE: Lao Ai Rebellion in Qin.
230 BCE - 221 BCE: King Ying Zheng of Qin defeats the other warring states, claims Mandate of Heaven to rule China.
221 BCE: King Ying Zheng assumes the title Shi Huangdi, First Emperor of China. Founds Qin Dynasty.
221 BCE - 206 BCE: Qin Dynasty in China.
221 BCE: Construction of Northern Frontier wall by Shi Huangdi, First Emperor of China, precursor to Great Wall.
218 BCE: Construction of the Great Wall of China is initiated.
213 BCE: The Burning of the Books and the Burying of Philosophers Period in China.
213 BCE - 210 BCE: Shi Huangdi increasingly obsessed with death and immortality.
213 BCE - 206 BCE: Qin Dynasty elevates Legalism as state philosophy and bans all others.
210 BCE: First Emperor of China Shi Huangdi dies, buried with army of 8,000 terracotta warriors in palace tomb.
210 BCE - 206 BCE: China rises in rebellion against crumbling Qin Dynasty.
206 BCE - 202 BCE: The Chu Han Contention, states of Chu and Han fight for supremacy of rule.
202 BCE: The Battle of Gaixia, Chu forces defeated by the Han.
202 BCE: Liu-Bang of Han founds the Han Dynasty in China.