A dynasty is a sequence of rulers from the same family, stock, or group. China is infamous for its many dynasties those including the Sui, Tang, Song, Qing, and many more. The dynasties of China, in chronological order are: Sui, Tang, The Five Dynasties and the Ten States, Song, Liao, The Western Xia Dynasty, Jin, Yuan, Ming, and the Qing Dynasty. The change of dynasties was never a smooth transaction for China. Often it took several years for a dynasty to settle in.