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Time, US weekly news magazine
age / era / epoch / period (in one's life) / CL: 個|个
Hyundai, South Korean company
modern times / modern age / modern era
ancient times / olden times
  *代* | 代* | *代
to substitute / to act on behalf of others / to replace / generation / dynasty / age / period / (historical) era / (geological) eon
new age
the present age / the contemporary era
a decade of a century (e.g. the Sixties) / age / era / period / CL: 個|个
to substitute for / to replace / to supersede
secondary / twice in the year (of generations of insects, harvests etc)
new generation
the not-very-distant past / modern times, excluding recent decades / (in the context of Chinese history) the period from the Opium Wars until the May 4th Movement (mid-19th century to 1919) / capitalist times (pre-1949)
to replace / to supersede / to supplant / (chemistry) substitution
the next generation
successive generations / successive dynasties / past dynasties
three generations of a family / the three earliest dynasties (Xia, Shang and Zhou)
iteration (math.) / repeated substitution
to be getting worse with each generation
to transition to a new dynasty or regime / to replace an older product with an upgraded, new-generation one
Tang dynasty (618-907)
for many generations / generation / era / age
descendant / progeny / posterity / later ages / later generations
Song dynasty (960-1279)
dynasty / reign (of a king)
Five Dynasties, period of history between the fall of the Tang dynasty (907) and the founding of the Song dynasty (960), when five would-be dynasties were established in quick succession in North China
peerless / unmatched in his generation / incomparable (talent, beauty)
children of entrepreneurs who became wealthy under Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms in the 1980s / see also 窮二代|穷二代
the Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368)
Cenozoic (geological era covering the last 65m years)
new generation
the Ch'ing or Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Stone Age
the Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
the Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
to hand over / to explain / to make clear / to brief (sb) / to account for / to justify oneself / to confess / (coll.) to finish
final generation
golden age
from generation to generation / generation after generation
the Warring States period (475-221 BC) / Japanese Warring States period (15th-17th century)
reform and renewal / generational change
information age
the seventies / the 1970s
Sui dynasty (581-617)
Bandai toy company
the prehistoric Shang dynasty (c. 16th-11th century BC)
the sixties / the 1960s
offspring / child's generation
to refer to / to be used in place of
sundae (loanword)
Neolithic Era
magnificent style unmatched in his generation (idiom); peerless talent
parent's generation / previous generation
Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC)
for many generations
Heian period (794-1185), period of Japanese history
Dark Ages
Zhou dynasty (1046-221 BC)
Qin dynasty (221-207 BC), founded by the first emperor Qin Shihuang 秦始皇, the first dynasty to rule the whole of China
ice age
the Renaissance
Jin Dynasty (265-420)
Paleolithic Era
feudal times
those who did not benefit from the Chinese economic reforms of the 1980s / see also 富二代
former times / the olden days
to carry on one's ancestral line
periodization (of history)
to transition to a new dynasty or regime
children of celebrities
to pass to the next generation
the Spring and Autumn (770-476 BC) and Warring States (475-221 BC) periods / Eastern Zhou (770-221 BC)
previous generation
throughout the ages
Mesozoic (geological era 250-65m years ago, covering Triassic 三疊紀|三叠纪, Jurassic 侏羅紀|侏罗纪 and Cretaceous 白堊紀|白垩纪)
Generation Y / Millennial Generation
children of officials / word created by analogy with 富二代
(Tw) class representative / class president
Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), founded by the Jurchen 女真 people of North China, a precursor of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty
Archaeozoic (geological era before 2500m years ago)
Mesolithic Era
the Bronze Age / also written 青銅時代|青铜时代
Asuka Period in Japanese history (538-710 AD)
the era of Japanese occupation
Paleozoic, geological era 545-250m years ago, covering Cambrian 寒武紀|寒武纪, Ordovician 奧陶紀|奥陶纪, Silurian 志留紀|志留纪, Devonian 泥盆紀|泥盆纪, Carboniferous 石炭紀|石炭纪, Permian 二疊紀|二叠纪
Nara period (710-794) in early Japanese history
wealth never survives three generations (idiom)
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English author
substitute for mother's milk / milk powder
a changeover of personnel / a new shift / (lit.) replacement for soldier on leave for the melon-picking season
the Six Dynasties period (222-589) between Han and Tang
Proterozoic (geological era 2500-540m years ago)
unrivalled / without peer in this generation
reign (of a king, emperor etc)
Song of the Southern dynasties (420-479), with capital at Nanjing

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