Chinese History

Timeline created by Piano
  • Population Pressure

    Population Pressure
    Doubling of the Chinese population causes the environmental damage and poverty. The land was overused and was no longer fertile
  • White Lotus Rebellion

    White Lotus Rebellion
    There was a number of sources of discontent in Qing Dynasty.Many people regarded the government as being weak and corrupt
  • Opium War 1839- 1842

    Opium War 1839- 1842
    when the Qing realized the harm being done by the opium trade, They decided to ban the use and import of opium. This led to 2 wars with the british
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    Nationalism grew all aroun the world and Chinese people wanted to be free from the foreign countries. The Chinese rebels attacked the foreign nationals. they were beaten by the foreign countries and had to pay $330 million. They lost the support of the people. The end of mandate of heaven
  • A New China

    A New China
    The Qing has fallen and Sun Yixian took ove as a president.He wanted to build China through the people, nationalism and democracy. But it didn't take off. It was such a mess. There are warlords. The army took control and was divided.Foreign powers were taking control of Chian's economy
  • China needs a leader

    China needs a leader
    Jiang Jeishi took control of the Nationalist party (KMT) and smashed the warlords. His aim was to unite China. Mao Zedong is the leader of a communist party who believes that the strength of China is with the peasant. He soon became a leader of the party
    Jiang Jeishi VS Mao Zedong
  • The Long March

    The Long March
    Jiang Jeishi turned his Nationalist troops against the communists- Their growing support was a threat to his power. The nationalist continually attacked the communists who retreated The communist soldiers were told to treat the people nicely while the nationalists treated the peopl harshly
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    The Chinese was unitedin their battle against Japan. Thecivil war was forgotten
  • After World War 2

    After World War 2
    Comminism grew in Eastern europe and support for the Chineses communists grew, more and more Chinese joined the communist party The nationalists escaped to Taiwan to set up their own nationalist government The communists and Mao had control of China
  • One hundred flowers campaign

    One hundred flowers campaign
    The rise in industrial production led to the increase of urbanization.
    the number of people living in cities had almost doubled from before the communist takeover, and there were shortages of food, housing and consumer goods.
    There was public dissent about these living conditions, though they were rarely given voice.
  • the great leap forward

    the great leap forward
    Mao forced the farmers to work in communes instead of for themselves
    Mao also wanted to free China from the need to import steel and machinery. He encouraged people to set up back-yard steel furnaces, where citizens could turn scrap metal (and their own pots, pans and farm implements) into usable steel. But it did not work. China’s economy actually experienced negative growth. As a result there was not enough food for the country. 18 million to 45 million people died. Most starved; some
  • The cultural Revolution

    The cultural Revolution
    The Cultural Revolution was Mao’s attempt to regain power over the government. This was a time of very little freedom in China. His youthful followers formed the Red Guards Mao ordered the closure of China's schools. Much of China’s historical dynasty treasures was burned Many older Chinese were sent to the countryside to be "re-educated”
  • Mao's deaath

    Mao's deaath
    He died from complication of parkinson's disease
  • Deng Xiaoping

    Deng Xiaoping
    Deng Xiaoping took charge. Deng was also a member of the Communist Party, but he believed that China needed to be more like a market economy Deng’s goal was to grow China’s economy while also allowing the Communist Party to stay in power
    Deng acted as a practical reformer
    Mao acted as an idealist He opened China’s markets to international trade and foreign investment
    Allowed new businesses to open; encouraged competition
    Changed from command economy to market.
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    In 1989, students and other people throughout China organized to protest the lack of political freedom in China
    The Chinese Government violently crushed these protests
    International attention became focused on the lack of freedom in China
    Deng Xiaoping’s influence declines
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    Qing Dynasty

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    The Chinese Republic