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
covered Asia and Eastern Europe
13th to 19th cenutry long
Different part of mongol Empire
Apr 12, 1254
(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
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.
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.
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
It allowed multiple powers to access China and not one is ontroling the area.
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
A military retreat used by the Red Army
Attempt to evade the KMT
Mao Zedong leaded the retreat
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
lead by Mao Zedong
tried to get rid of traditions and culture
became a colony of the British empire after th second Opium War