Chinese Revolt, Revolution and Civil War Timeline

  • Republic of China Established

    Establihsed by Chang Kai-Shek to govern mainland China until 1949
  • Sun Yat Sen

    Appointed to serve as president of the Provisional Republic of China, his first high level job in China's government
  • Mao ZeDong

    Mao ZeDong becomes involved in the Communist Party. When he helped organize workers strikes
  • Chiang Kai-Shek and the Nationalists

    Chang launched the Northern Expedition, leading the victorious nationalists into Hankou, Shanghai, and Nanjing.
  • Chinese Civil War

    The long civil war between the Kuomintang and the Communists occured
  • Shanghai Massacre

    The violent suppression of Chinese Communist Party organizations in Shanghai by the military forces of Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist Party
  • Long March

    The Long March was a military retreat undertaken by the Red Army of the Communist Party of China, The most well known is the march from Jiangxi province which began in October, of 1934.
  • Mao ZeDong/ Peoples Republic of China Established

    Founded the Peoples Republic of China
  • Republic of China moves to Taiwan

    A government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong
  • Chinese Civil War

    Battles of the Civil War Cease
  • The Great Leap Forward

    A campaign led by Mao ZeDong the communist Chinese leader
  • Chang Kai-Shek and the Nationalists

    Chang Kai-Shek Dies, ending his presidency
  • Mao ZeDong

    Communist leader suffers a heart attack and dies