China Timeline

By joshuck
  • Jan 1, 1190

    Silk Road

    Silk Road
    During the Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)
    • The Silk Road was a large trade route that connected Europe and most of Asia.
    • Along with trade came robbers and bandits. Many crimes were commited and there were many murders.
    • Some goods traded were perfumes, Jewelry, metal work, foods, and cloth (especially silk).
  • Jan 2, 1206

    Mongol Conquest

    • covered Asia and Eastern Europe
    • 13th to 19th cenutry long
    • Different part of mongol Empire
  • Apr 12, 1254

    Morco Polo

    (Born - 1254 , Died - 1324)
    - Most famous western traveler
    - Journey through Asia lasted 24 years
    - Journey to Cathay
    - Confidant with Kublai Khan who gave him a gold tablet (VIP pass) to come meet him because he had never met a Latin before.
  • Apr 12, 1406

    Forbidden City

    • Built in1406
    • Chinese palace that ended the Qing Dynasty and start the Ming Dynasty
    • Located in the middle of Beijing
    • The name came from a purple star (zi), and the thought that no one can leave the palace without the emperor's permission (jin). Translated it means purple forbidden city.
  • Qing Dynasty

    • Last dynasty of china
    • Founded by Jurchen Aisin Gioro clan and lead by Nurhachi
    • Capital, Beijing was revoled by peasants
    • Where most Chinese culture was developed during this time period.
  • Opium Wars

    • Two Opium Wars, the second one started in 1856
    • They were disputes over trade and diplomatic relations bewteen China and British Empire.
    • trade (Silk Road)
  • Open Door Policy

    • foreign affairs
    • It allowed multiple powers to access China and not one is ontroling the area.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    • Movement made by the Righteous Harmony Society in China
    • Opposing imperialism and christianity
  • Revolution of 1911

    • A group of people in southern china revolt against the Qing Dynasty.
    • The Republic of China was then created
  • Chiang Kai-Shek and Kuomintang

    Chiang - politcal and militar leader in 20th century China
    Kuomintang - one of the most dominant parties of early Republic of China.
    - founded by Song Jiaoren
  • Long March

    • A military retreat used by the Red Army
    • Attempt to evade the KMT
    • Mao Zedong leaded the retreat
  • Japanese Invasion

    • War between CHina and Japan
    • China had som economic help from Germany
    • After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor the war then became world war II
  • People's Republic of China

    • became the Republic of china in 1949
    • most recent government and politcal standing of China
  • Great leap forward

    • A campaign runned by the Communist party of Chna
    • Process to use its population for an increased econemy
  • Cultural Revolution

    • lead by Mao Zedong
    • tried to get rid of traditions and culture
    • politcal movement
  • Hong Kong

    • became a colony of the British empire after th second Opium War
    • One worlds leading places as a financial center
    • lo taxation and free trade