History of the administrative divisions of China

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The history of the administrative divisions of China is covered in the following articles:

Administrative Divisions in China
Dynasty Primary Secondary Tertiary Quaternary
Qin Commandery (, jùn) County (/, xiàn)    
Han Province (, zhōu) Commandery County  
Jin Province () Commandery County  
Sui "Prefecture" (many smaller ) County    
Tang Circuit (, dào) Prefecture
(smaller: ; larger: , )
County  
Song Circuit (, ) Prefecture
(smaller: ; larger: ; military: /, jūn)
County  
Yuan Secretariat Governed (中書省/中书省, Zhōngshūshěng)
Province (行中書省/行中书省, Xíng Zhōngshūshěng)
Circuit () Prefecture
(smaller: ; larger: )
 
Ming Province () Circuit () Prefecture
(smaller: ; larger: )
County
Qing Directly administered province Zhílì (直隸/直隶)
Province ()
Circuit ()
(府)
Tīng (/) Subdivision
Prefecture () County
Republic
(pre-1949)
Province (省)
Special Municipality (院轄市, 院辖市, yuànxiáshì)
Circuit (道) County
Provincial City (省轄市, 省辖市, shěngxiáshì)
District (, , )
Urban Township (, , zhèn)
Rural Township (, , xiāng)
Republic
(post-1949)
see: Administrative divisions of the Republic of China
People's Republic see: Administrative divisions of China

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