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Post-Classical China

  • Period: May 30, 618 to Apr 1, 907

    Tang Dynasty

  • Jul 18, 618

    Changan

    Changan
    First emperor Li Yuan makes Changan the capital of the Tang Dynasty
  • Nov 19, 619

    Tang Empire begins

    Tang Empire begins
    Li Yuan is the first Tang emperor, a very hard working individual who admired laborers and disciplined citizens.
  • Nov 17, 657

    Defeat of the Turkish

    Defeat of the Turkish
    Tang Gao Zong defeats the Turkish after multiple disputes.
  • Nov 17, 690

    Empress Wu comes to power

    Empress Wu comes to power
    The first female empress to come to power, Empress Wu took over the empire from Zhong Zong's brother, Dan.
  • Nov 17, 710

    Zhong Zong's DEATH X_X

    Zhong Zong's DEATH X_X
    After coming back to power in 705 post-exile (685), Empress Wei has Zhong Zong assassinated.
  • Nov 17, 755

    An Lushan's Rebellion

    An Lushan's Rebellion
    In face of the emperor's neglect of his empire, military commander An Lushan mounted a rebellion and captured the capital at Chag'an and the secondary capital at Luoyang.
  • Nov 17, 780

    Formal tax system established

    Formal tax system established
    Tang De Zong establishes a formal tax system in Summer and Autumn seasons.
  • Nov 17, 845

    Buddhist Persecution

    Buddhist Persecution
    Tang Wu Zong destroyed all Buddhist temples, forcing monks and nuns to go home.
  • Nov 17, 852

    Christians forbidden to preach in China

    Christians forbidden to preach in China
    Tang Xuan Zong made it so that Christians were forbidden to preach in China
  • Nov 17, 907

    The Last Tang Emperor

    The Last Tang Emperor
    The last Tang Emperor abdicates his throne, causing the Tang Empire to come to a close.
  • Period: May 30, 960 to May 30, 1279

    Song Dynasty

  • Nov 19, 960

    Song Taizu and the Song Dynasty

    Song Taizu and the Song Dynasty
    Song Taizu became one of the most influential leaders China has ever seen throughout its history with the advent of the Song Dynasty, which he presided over when the Tang Dynasty fell.
  • Nov 19, 1000

    Khitans- friends or foes

    Khitans- friends or foes
    The Khitan peoples come into China demanding gifts, liberties, and luxuries in return for their lack of invading the Song Dynasty. Although they do not technically invade and wreak havoc, just their presence makes it seem as if they are the ones who are really in charge.
  • Nov 19, 1010

    The first atlas

    The first atlas
    An atlas thirty nine years in the making is completed, the rough draft of what China looks like in its entirety.
  • Nov 19, 1024

    Money

    Money
    The government issues a uniform currency for everyone of the Song Dynasty to use to avoid further mix ups and to help facilitate trade and commerce.
  • Nov 19, 1267

    The Battle of Xiangyang

    The Battle of Xiangyang
    The six year Battle of Xiangyang against the Mongols commences, this battle being the first in which firearms are used.
  • Nov 19, 1275

    Suzhou's capture

    Suzhou's capture
    Mongols capture Suzhou allowing them to come one step closer to taking down the Song Dynasty and attaining China.
  • Nov 19, 1279

    Kublai Khan's Mongols

    Kublai Khan's Mongols
    The Yuan Dynasty of the Mongols defeats the Song Dynasty in the Battle of Yamen, allowing for the Mongols to complete their quest to attain China.