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Chinese History - Ten States 十國 (902-979)

Periods of Chinese History
Ten States:
Former Shu 前蜀 (907-925)
Later Shu 後蜀 (934-965)
Jingnan 荊南 (Nanping 南平; 924-963)
Southern Han 南漢 (917-971)
Wu 吳 (902-937)
Southern Tang 南唐 (937-975)
Chu 楚 (926-951)
Min 閩 (909-945)
Wu-Yue 吳越 (907-978)
Northern Han 北漢 (951-979)

The Ten States Shiguo 十國 (902-979) were short-lived autonomous polities, some ruled by emperors, some by kings, founded in southern China as successor states of the great Tang dynasty 唐 (618-907). Most of them were by and by conquered by Zhao Kuangyin 趙匡胤 (Emperor Taizu 宋太祖, r. 960-975), eventual founder of the Song dynasty 宋 (960-1279).

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