The 16 Pictures of Ancient Chinese Army Uniforms

The turbulent history of China has seen many dynastic struggles over the centuries. And due to the special requirements of different dynasties, the Chinese soldiers wore different colorful uniforms and armors, forming a very unique clothing system. Below are some pictures of ancient Chinese soldiers` uniforms.

Shang Dynasty army uniformShang Dynasty (1600 to 1050 BC)

Western Zhou Dynasty army uniformWestern Zhou Dynasty (1100BC-771BC)

Eastern Zhou Dynasty army uniformEastern Zhou Dynasty ( The Spring and Autumn Period The Warring States Period) (770 BC to 221 BC)

China Qin Dynasty army uniformQin Dynasty (221–206 BC)

Han Dynasty army uniformHan Dynasty (206 BC- 220 AD)

Wei Jin Dynasty army uniformWei and Jin Dynasties (220 to 420)

Southern and Northern Dynasties army uniformSouthern and Northern Dynasties (420 to 589)

Sui Dynasty UniformSui Dynasty (581 to 618)

Tang Dynasty army uniformTang Dynasty (618 to 907)

Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms army uniformFive Dynasties and Ten Kindoms period (907 to 960)

Song Dynasty army uniformSong Dynasty (960 to 1279)

Liao Dynasty army uniformLiao Dynasty (907 to 1125)

Jin Dynasty UniformJin Dyansty (1115-1234)

Western Xia DynastyYuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Ming Dynasty Military UniformMing Dynasty (1368 to 1644)

Qing Dynasty UniformQing Dynasty (1644-1911)

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