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China from 1400-1915

By Danxela
  • Period: Mar 4, 1405 to Mar 4, 1433

    Zheng He's a Voyages

    The purpose of these voyages was to demonstrate the power of China and their strong navigational systems.
  • Mar 4, 1433

    Zheng He's Death & Voyages Stop

    Zheng He's Death & Voyages Stop
    After the death of Zheng He, the Chinese abruptly stopped their naval voyages. Chinese society turneded inward, meaning that became isolated.
  • Mar 8, 1500

    Decline of the Ming Dynasty

    Decline of the Ming Dynasty
    The Ming Dnasty began to decline mainly because of weak rulers and government corruption.
  • Period: Mar 4, 1559 to

    Nurhaci Lived

    Nurhaci combined the cavalry of each tribe into fighting units within eight banner armies, named after the flags that identified each.
  • First Qing ruler

    First Qing ruler
    Nurhaci was the first ruler of the Qing dynasty. He ruled from 1616-1626.
  • Manchus are let inside the Great Wall.

    Manchus are let inside the Great Wall.
    Official of Ming government in charge of the Northern defenses called in the Manchus to help him out down a widespread rebellion in the region near the Great Wall of China.
  • Ming Dynasty Rules

    Ming Dynasty Rules
    The Mind dynasty ruled until 1644. The Ming built a strong centralized government based on traditional Confucian principles, reinstated the Civil Service Exam, and removed the Mongol influence by reinvigorating Chinese culture.
  • Manchu Threat

    Manchu Threat
    The Ming official found out that the Manchus were an even greater threat then than the rebels. The Manchus then captured the capital at Beijing, which eventually led to the control of China.
  • Nurhaci ruled

    Nurhaci ruled
    During the first decades if the 1700s, he brought Manchuria and a number of non-Manchu people under his rule. His forces harassed the Chinese who lived north of the Great Wall of China.
  • Christianity is banned

    Christianity is banned
    The Chinese people believed that the Europeans were becoming too comfortable and involved with the Chinese culture. The chinese felt threatened by this new religion, so they banned Christianity.
  • White Lotus Reblelion

    White Lotus Reblelion
    Buddhists were upset at the frustration over taxes. The people were alos upset over the corruption in government.
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    China's efforts to get rid of opium

    Qing emperors had issued edicts forbidding the opium traffic, but little had been done to enforce them. Serious efforts started to be made in the early 1820s, which drove the opium dealers to nearby islands.
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    Self- Strengthening Movement

    Povincial leaders responsible for this movement. It was aimed at countring the challenge from the West. Western investments in things such as railways and factores were greatly encouraged.
  • Period: to

    Secret society and uprisings begin to happen more often.

    Underground organizations sparked many diffrent local uprisings against the dynasty. Oragnizations included the Triads and the Society of Elders and Brothers.
  • Lin Zexu

    Lin Zexu
    The emperor sent Lin Zexu to stamp out all opium trade. He took this task seriously and ordered the European trading areas in Canton blockaded, their warehouses searched, and all the opium confiscated and destroyed, This angered the Europeans, so war broke out in late 1839.
  • First Opium War in China

    First Opium War in China
    The first war over the fade for Opium took place. Britain forced China to buy Opium from Britain in exchange for silver.
  • Treaty Of Nanjing

    Treaty Of Nanjing
    China's defensless army was not able to defeat the powerful British. China had no choice but to sign this treaty. This treaty was almostg a peace treaty. This treaty gave Britian the permission to expand trade into China.
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    Taiping Rebellion

    This rebellion was lead by a mentally unstable ruler. Hong Xiuquan worked his way to establish an army whose purpose was to overthrow the Qing dynasty.
  • Europe wins Opium War

    Europe wins Opium War
    European powers forced China to open trade and diplomatic exchanges. Hong Kong was established as an additional center of British commerce. European trade was also permitted at five other ports, where the Europeans were given land to build warehouses and living quarters.
  • Second Opium War

    Second Opium War
    China refused to trade Opium with Europe which then resulted in another war. China lost this war again. Trade then opened to all of Europe.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    The Boxer Rebellion was created by members of the Qing household who wanted to expel foreigners from China. The uprising broke out in 1898 and was put down through imperialist powers in 1901. The failure led to even greater control over China's internal affairs by the Europeans.
  • The Taiping movement

    The Taiping movement
    The Taiping movement not only posed the most serious alternative to the Qing dynasty but also to Confucian civilization as a whole. They swept programs for social reform, land redistribution, and liberation for women. They also attacked the traditional Confuican elite.
  • Last Emperor in China

    Last Emperor in China
    A small boy, Puyi, was the last emperor in China. Shortly after the Manchus stepped down from the throne, a powerful provinical lord was to establish the republican government in China.