Ming-Qing Empire

  • Period: Nov 14, 1368 to

    Ming Dynast

  • Nov 14, 1563

    Wanli Emperor Born

    The Wanli Emperor of the Ming Dynasty was born
  • European maps to China

    A jesuit missionary brought European Maps to china, hoping to impress the Chinese elite with the European knowledge of the world.
  • Scandal

    A second-place graduate had reproduced several model essays published by commercial printers exactly as they were written.
  • Wanli Emperor Dies

    The Wanli Emperor of the Ming dyansty dies.
  • Period: to

    Manchurian Rule (Qing Empire)

  • Birth of Hong Xiuguan

    Birth of Hong Xiuguan
    Hong was the leader of the Taiping Rebellion
  • Christian Missionaries

    Christian Missionaries
    Hong's first encounters with Christian Missionaries. "Opened his eyes"
  • Hong's Vision

    Hong's Vision
    Hong had a dream in which he was taken to heaven, and he watched as the rest of the world experienced the Apocalypse.
  • Opium War Starts

    Opium War Starts
    War between the British and the Chinese over the sales of the drug opium.
  • Treaty of Nanjing

    Treaty of Nanjing
    The Treaty of Nanjing was a treaty that marked the end of the Opium War. The cicumstances of the treaty were very humiliating for China.
  • Another Failed Exam

    Another Failed Exam
    Hong failed the civil service exam for the fourth time. He decided to read a christian book, which explained his vision.
  • Start of Recruiting for the Taiping Rebellion

    Start of Recruiting for the Taiping Rebellion
    Hundreds of thousands of angry peasants joined what became known as the Taiping Rebellion. Estimated at 20,000
  • Taiping Heavenly Kingodm

    Hong declares himself Heavenly King of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.
  • Capturing Great Cities

    By this point, they had captured many major cities. They took hold of Nanjing, and freed it of "demons".
  • Hong Xiquan Dies

    Hong was the leader of the Taiping Rebellion. He died when the Qing Empire retook Nanjing nearly ten years after it was captured by Hong's forces. Hong's death was the end of the Taiping Rebellion, and also the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.