China specialec 97

ancient china

  • 200

    paper

    paper
    Paper was invented in China in 105 (I put 200 because anything under it will not save). They used this invention for many wonderful things, such as books, and other works of literature.They also used it to keep records.
  • 200

    woodblock printing was invented

    woodblock printing was invented
    The first book was printed using this method. This is the first type of printing known to man. This allows the Chinese to create cultural advances quicker.
  • 200

    Buddist altar stand in the emporers palaces

    Buddist altar stand in the emporers palaces
    This is a good sign for Buddhist missionaries. This is a start to a new religion in China. This is later China's religion or philosophy. the Song dynasty is when the Buddha's teaching is flourishing the most though.
  • 200

    gunpowder was invented

    gunpowder was invented
    Gunpower is a mixture of powders. This was often used to make guns and explosives, but the Chinese used if for things like fireworks.
  • Period: 200 to 220

    Han dynasty

    The Han dynasty lasted from 206 bc to 220 ad. This is just 20 years of the Han dynasty though. During this time there was a lot of disorder and they were fighting for power. The Han's power was declining, and they eventually lose power in 220.
  • 220

    Han dynasty ends

    Han dynasty ends
    This is very bad thing because this was one of China's best dynasties. The Han dynasty was the longest lasting dynasty in Chinese history. They also had many achievements at this time. After the Han dynasty ends in 220 there is a time of war. This time is called the Period of Disunion.
  • Period: 220 to 589

    Period of Disunion

    When the Han dynasty collapsed, China split into several rival kingdoms, each ruled by a military leader. Historians sometimes call the the time of disorder that followed the collapse of the Han dynasty the Period of Disunion. This lasted from 220 to 589
  • 589

    Yang Jian

    Yang Jian
    Yang Jian conquered Northern China, and unified the rest of China as well. He was the first ruler after the Period of Disunion.
  • Period: 589 to Jan 1, 618

    Sui dynasty

    The Sui dynasty was the first dynasty after the Period of Disunion. This dynasty only lasted 29 years. There was also only 1 ruler who ruled for this dynasty.
  • Jan 1, 625

    Empress Wu

    Empress Wu
    Empress Wu was the first woman to rule China. She ruled very forcefully. She had strict punishment for those who did not respect her or did not care to listen, or do what she tells them to do when she tells them.
  • Jan 1, 826

    book printed in china

    book printed in china
    They were the first country to print a book.They used a method called woodblock printing. Woodblock printing is when you carve what you are going to write in a block of wood, and dab the carved wood in ink and push down on a piece of paper to leave the engraved mark. This was a quick way for the Chinese to print books.
  • Jan 1, 900

    paper money was made

    paper money was made
    The dollar bill in your pocket may be crisp and new, but paper money has been around a long time. Paper money was printed for the first time in China in the AD 900s and was in use for about 700 years, through the Ming dynasty, when the bill shown here was printed. However, so much money was printed that it lost value. The Chinese stopped using paper money for centuries, but now they use it again along with most of the other world.
  • Jan 1, 907

    5 dynasties and 10 kingdoms

    5 dynasties and 10 kingdoms
    This followed the end of the almighty Tang dynasty. This was like another Period of Disunion except it lasted 53 years not over 300 years.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    fast ripening rice

    fast ripening rice
    This is huge for China. The Chinese had a huge population of up to 100 million people, and this type of rice allowed them to plant and harvest 3 batches of rice in the time of 1. This leaves China with a huge surplus of food.They discovered this when they invaded Vietnam.
  • Jan 1, 1206

    Gengis Khan or Temujjin

    Gengis Khan or  Temujjin
    This man did a lot for the Mongolian empire. He conquered Northern China and territory all through Asia. Later his grandson takes the rest of China.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1206 to Jan 1, 1368

    Yaun dynasty

    This dynasty is a Mongol group. This is the first time China is ruled by Foreigners . The Chinese do not like this. Some of them do not listen the Mongolian government. Some don't even pay taxes.The Yang dynasty is ended when the rebellions start
  • Jan 1, 1211

    northern China is attacked

    northern China is attacked
    Northern China is attacked when Ghengis Khan invaded with his huge Mongolian army. His army killed the soldiers, citizens, and the Lords. He even killed the king. He burned villages and slaughtered kids as well. He did not take any slaves either. By his death he had conquered the northern part of china.
  • Jan 2, 1211

    Temujjin conquers northern China

    Temujjin conquers northern China
    This was all the great ruler of the Mongols was able to conquer in his life within China, but be was able to conquer more lands elsewhere though.His grandson Kublai Khan was able to conquer the rest of China when he was handed the throne when his grandpa died in 1227.
  • Period: Dec 12, 1211 to Dec 12, 1227

    Temujjin

    Temujjin was a great leader for the Mongols. He conquered all of Northern China and more in other countries. He even destroyed the Great Wall of China in the process. Temujjin handed over the thrown to his grandson Kublai Khan when he died in 1227. Kublai Khan took the rest of China and even half of Asia!
  • Jan 1, 1260

    Kublai Khan became ruler

    Kublai Khan became ruler
    This is a good thing for the Mongols and a very bad thing for the Chinese. He ws able to conquer the rest of the Chinese . The Chinese Civilization did not like this. They despised it but Kublai just took more land.
  • Jan 1, 1271

    Marco Polo starts to traval China

    Marco Polo starts to traval China
    Marco Polo was an Italian merchant who traveled around China. He was even in Kublai Khan's courts. later on he shared all his stories back in Europe, and this made China look good and powerful.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1274 to Jan 1, 1281

    mongol sail to Japan

    Little did they know that a couple days after they set sail the Mongol's navy was destroyed by a colossal storm. Half of the Mongol's navy was destroyed the other half did not go on the voyage
  • Jan 1, 1279

    Kublai Khan declares himself Emporer of China

    Kublai Khan declares himself Emporer of China
    This is the start of the Yaun dynasty. This is the first time in history China is ruled by foreigners. The Chinese did not like this at all. They even refused to obey some of his laws.
  • Jan 1, 1368

    Zhu Yaunzhang takes back China

    Zhu Yaunzhang takes back China
    This is very good for China. They are now ruled by a Chinese citizen not a Mongolian citizen. This Ming dynasty lasted nearly 300 years. This is also one of the most valued time in Chinese history.
  • Jan 1, 1368

    the Mongols are kicked out of China

    the Mongols are kicked out of China
    Rebellions led to decline of the Yaun dynasty after their navy was destroyed on their way to invade Japan by a colossal storm. Zhu Yuanzhang took advantage of the situation and took back China and started the Ming dynasty.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1368 to

    Ming dynasty

    A former monk named Zhu Yaunzhang took China back. He was also a great ruler for china. He helped the Chinese with many things. They also liked him because he was not a Foreign ruler unlike the Yaun dynasty. This dynasty lasted for nearly 300 years! They tried to bring back the Han dynasty's ideas as well. This dynasty was overthrown in 1644
  • Period: Jan 1, 1405 to Jan 1, 1433

    Zheng He's voyages

    Zheng He was a very successful sailor. He led a lot of grand voyages. 7 to be exact. These voyages went all around Asia. This was a great accomplishment for China.
  • Jan 1, 1420

    the Forbidden City

    the Forbidden City
    This is a royal place for the upper class and wealthy people. This is home to the Emperor. The Hall of Sume Harmony is the largest building in the Forbidden City. Grand celebrations for important holidays, like the Emperor's birthday and New Year were held here.The Forbidden City's main buildings were built of wood and featured gold colored roof tiles that could only be used for the Emperor's buildings. The Forbidden City is not actually a city. It's a huge complex of almost 1,000 buildings.
  • western affairs

    western affairs
    In the 1800's the western countries made huge progress in technology. They were stronger then the weak Chinese due to the Emperor's choice to use Isolationism. When western affairs on China were too strong for the Chinese to stop.