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History of the administrative divisions of China

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Title: History of the administrative divisions of China  
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Subject: Commandery (China), Subdivisions of China, Counties of the People's Republic of China, Ancient Chinese urban planning, Administrative divisions of China
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History of the administrative divisions of China

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 (縣/县, xiàn)    
Han Province (, zhōu) Commandery () County (/)  
Jin Province () Commandery () County (/)  
Sui Prefecture () Commandery () County (/)  
Tang Circuit (, dào) Prefecture
(smaller: ; larger: , )
County (/)  
Song Circuit (, ) Prefecture
(smaller: ; larger: ; military: /, jūn)
County (/)  
Yuan Central Secretariat (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 ()
Tīng (/) Subdivision
Prefecture () County (/)
Province (省)
Yuan administered municipality (院轄市, 院辖市, yuànxiáshì)
Circuit (道) County (/)
Provincial City (省轄市, 省辖市, shěngxiáshì)
District (區, 区, )
Urban Township (鎮, 镇, zhèn)
Rural Township (鄉, 乡, xiāng)
see: Administrative divisions of the Republic of China
People's Republic see: Administrative divisions of China

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