Military history of China before 1911

The recorded military history of China extends from about 2200 BC to the present day. Chinese pioneered the use of crossbows, advanced metallurgical standardization for arms and armor, early gunpowder weapons, and other advanced weapons, but also adopted nomadic cavalry[1] and Western military technology.[2] China's armies also benefited from an advanced logistics system as well as a rich strategic tradition, beginning with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, that deeply influenced military thought.[3]

Chinese military before 1911
LeadersEmperor of China
Dates of operationc. 2200 BC – 1911
Active regions
Part ofChinese Empire
Battles and warsList of Chinese wars and battles

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