Age of Division Illustration

Age of Division
Ancient China for Kids

The Age of Division was the period between the Han Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty. This was a time of constant war between the various kingdoms in ancient China. Everybody wanted to be in charge, and no one really was. There was no middle class during the Age of Division. You were either rich or poor, and almost everyone was poor.

It was during the Age of Division that tea was first introduced and gunpowder was invented.

Ancient Chinese Dynasties

Ancient Chinese Tea

The Story of China (interactive timeline)