What are the longest lasting dynasties in Asia?

MAGolding

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Aug 2015
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What were the longest lasting dynasties in Asia?.

If part of a dynasty's length was legendary, when was the division between the legendary and the historical periods of the dynasty?

If answering, be sure to distinguish between the length of time a dynasty lasted as a ruling or reigning dynasty and the length of time it lasted as a family from earliest known ancestor to latest known descendant.
 
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Haakbus

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Aug 2013
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The family has lasted for a long time, but for most of that time they weren't actually ruling.

Korean dynasties usually lasted around 500 years.

Shilla: 556 years (though the pre-state polity is older)
Koryo: 474 years
Choson: 513 years (as an independent kingdom)
 
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Mar 2015
861
Europe
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Of the legendary ones, do not forget the Tenson Dynasty.

The family has lasted for a long time, but for most of that time they weren't actually ruling.

Korean dynasties usually lasted around 500 years.

Shilla: 556 years (though the pre-state polity is older)
Counting just Kim dynasty, it´s from 356 (when King Naemul replaced King Heulhae of Seok Dynasty) to 935.

Yes, but part of the time, Koryo, like Japan, was ruled by military dictators.

Choson: 513 years (as an independent kingdom)
 

Haakbus

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Aug 2013
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United States
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Of the legendary ones, do not forget the Tenson Dynasty.


Counting just Kim dynasty, it´s from 356 (when King Naemul replaced King Heulhae of Seok Dynasty) to 935.
Yeah Shilla probably formed as a chiefdom in the late second century AD, but even the exact dates of Naemul's reign and other early kings sadly aren't necessarily very reliable.

Yes, but part of the time, Koryo, like Japan, was ruled by military dictators.
That's true, so that shouldn't count.
 
Sep 2016
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天下
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Oh! That poor guy, huh?
Well, weren't there other Borjigins? Like in Golden Horde? Or?
If we don't count Esen's interlude Borjigins ruled Mongolia until around 1686 when Zunghars and Qing fought a war over the last indpendent Khalkha Khanates. In Central Asia and European Steppes they survived a bit longer. Crimean Khans were Borjigins, so were Kazakh and various Uzbekh states which lasted into modern era.
 
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Jun 2012
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Malaysia
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The Jordanian monarchy claims direct descent from Muhammad, IIRC. If one might consider that as a dynasty of sorts, then it is a pretty long one.

The Iranian monarchy wud hv had an even much longer lineage, had they not been brought down by the revolution of 1979.
 
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