samantha's timeline

  • opium war

    opium war
    conflict between china and britain over the importation of drugs into china. This was important because at the end of the war britian got hong kong.
  • taiping rebellion

    taiping rebellion
    14 year long peasant revolt against the weakening Qing Dynasty. This is important because it led to the great leap foward and the cultural revalution
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    A rebellion during Qing dynasty aimed at kicking foreigners out of China. This is important because it stressed how much the people wanted the gonvernment to change.
  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong
    island given to Britain following the Opium War. It was returned to China in 1997
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    site of 1989 student protests which were violently put down by the gonvernment