Northern Wei; 386- 532
Western Wei; 535- 554
Western Chin; 219- 316
Eastern Chin; 217- 419
Period: 581 to 618
Emperors; Yang Jian (581- 604), Yang Guang (605- 617)
Yangdi starts to build the Grand Canal.
Grand Canal was built from Chang'an eastward to the Tong Pass.
Today, the Grand Canal is used by millions in China and it is a great way of transportation.
Wendi repaired the Great Wall.
Today, the Great Wall of China is an amazing tourist sight and brings China lots of money because of it.
China is reunified!
Wendi made the "Three Department" system, it had six ministries: personal, revenue, rites, war, justice and public works.
Yangdi repaired and added to the Great Wall.
Yangdi finishes the Grand Canal.
By the time the Grand Canal was finished it stretched from Chang'an to Beijing. Thousands of men and women worked on it. It's main purpose was a transportation system, that however helped with administrative tasks, defense movements and moving agriculture and trade goods.
Buddhist texts are collected so they can be translated into Chinese.
Today, Buddhism is still a major religion in China and affects the country as a whole.
Lady/Empress Wu is taken out of a Buddhist nunnery by Gaozong.
Lady Wu schemed and became Empress Wu.
Today, Empress Wu stands out to many women in China and tells them that they can become important even if they are women.
Nestorian Christians allowed in China.
Empress Wu forced to abdicate.
Chan Buddhism becomes popular.
Today, Chan Buddhism is important to many Chinese and it shapes the society in China.
Xuanzong abandons his position of ruler-ship.
Xuanzong was a smart ruler, however he falls in love with his son's concubine and has to abdicate to his son. (This story is written and shown in poems, paintings and plays.)
Government turns against religions.
Buddhism and other religions are attacked; their temples are closed and huge taxes are placed.
Rebellion destroyed Tang Dynasty.
Today is effected by this rebellion because if there was no attack then the dynasty would not have changed and who knows maybe they'd still be in the Tang Dynasty.
Period: 907 to 960
Emperors assassinate each other and warlords complete for power.
Printing is developed and women's rights are improved.
Period: 960 to 1279
Emperors: Zhao Kuangyin (960- 976), Zhou Kuangyi (976- 997), Zhao Ji (1101-1126), Gaozong (1127- 1162)
Time of prosperity (entrepreneurship, new crops, and careers)
Women's rights and modesty are improved
Nomadic groups overrun Northern Song dynasty.
Jurchen from Manchuria invade and call themselves the Jin Dynasty.
Mongols capture Beijing.
Today's life is changed because the Mongols overtook the capital, they left a little bit of their own culture with them into China.
Explosive weapons are used for the first time.
Explosive weapons are used a lot in our modern warfare and the Chinese are the ones to start that.
Marco Polo explored many places, some of them we would not have know of until much later and changed the lives of other explorers.
Kublai sends fleets against Japan.
First time the fleets are successful. The second time a typhoon destroyed fleets.
If the second fleet had made it, Japan could've been very different than what it is today.
Mongols rebuild the Grand Canal.
Taizu becomes at monk.
Taizu becomes a monk at 16 and is sent to beg and wonders east-central China.
Had Taizu not been sent out of the monk place, then he would not have conquered Beijing and that would've altered time.
Taizu gains control of Beijing.
After wondering China, Taizu joined a rebel group and quickly grew in command then got control of Beijing. He favored the poor over the rich and pretty much did everything he could to help the "lesser" people.
The hairstyles change quickly and drastically in China and it started in these ancient times.
Qing army enter Lhasa.
Opium War occurred ending the Nanjing Treaty.
This gave Hong Kong to Great Britian.
This changed the lives of many Chinese people in many different ways.
A Christian convert called himself the Son of Heaven and claimed to be the younger brother of Christ and tried to overthrow the Qing Dynasty.
This man gave others these crazy ideas of trying to be another Jesus and they still try it today.
All these wars change the history and therefore change the way Chinese people live.