China 1900-1989

  • Boxer Rebellion

    Beijing occupied by Japanese and Western force in order to quell uprising.
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    Russo-Japanese War

  • Fall of Qing Dynasty

    -Overthrown by Sun Yat-Sen
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    World War I

  • Japan presents 21 demands to China, occupies German colinies near the coast.

  • May Fourth Movement

    -Protesting Japanese seizure of former German territories
  • Death of Sun Yat-Sen

    Chaing Kai-Sheik takes control of Guomindang
  • Guomindang occupy Shanghai, expel Communists

  • Japanese formally occupy Manchuria

    -Could be considered start of WWII in East Asia
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    The Long March

    -Most of Communist Party wiped out
  • Japan invades China

    -Conquers coastal provinces
    -Chaing Kai-Skiek flees
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    World War II

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    Civil War between Communists and Nationanists

    Oct 1: Mao proclaims People's Republic of China
  • Great Leap Foreward

    -Maximize small-scale industry, collectivize agriculture
    -20-30 million killed by 1962
  • Cultural Revolution

    -Attempt to kindle revolutionary ferovor, and increase Mao's own power.
    -3 million eliled, 500,000 killed
  • China admitted to United Nations

  • Death of Mao, beginning of economic reforms

  • Beginning of Chinese economic boom