East Asia

Main

Xia Dynasty

2000 BCE - 1600 BCE

start

2000 BCE

Shang Dynasty

1600 BCE - 1046 BCE

Zhou Dynasty

1046 BCE - 256 BCE

Qin Dynasty

221 BCE - 206 BCE

Han Dynasty

206 BCE - 220

Sui Dynasty

581 - 618

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Golden Horde

1240 - 1502

Yuan Dynasty

1279 - 1368

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1911

End

2500

Conflicts

Spring and Autumn Period

771 BCE - 476 BCE

Larger states appeared and internal conflicts ultimately led to the Warring States Period.

Warring States Period

476 BCE - 221 BCE

Regional rulers had armies and fought among each other.

Mongols invade China

1234

Boxer Rebellion

1900

An anti-Christian, anti-foreign rebellion against European people in China. It was fueled by nationalism and opposed European imperialism.

Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

Japanese victory.

Chinese Revolution

1911

The regional armies mutinied and Yuan Shikai (the most powerful regional warlord) was elected president after Yuan and opposed all of Yuan's policies.

Japan occupy Manchuria

1931

Long March

1934 - 1935

The Communist forces, led by Mao, pursued by Chiang Kai-shek's forces.

Japan invades China

1937

Chiang Kai-shek flees.

WWII

1939 - 1945

Japan conquers Thailand, Philippines, Malaya

1942

Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

1945

Communists defeat Guomindang

1949

Mao declares the People's Republic.

People

Yoritomo Minamoto

1192 - 1199

First Shogun.
Given by the Fujiwara.

Sun Yat-sen

1867 - 1925

He led a revolutionary movement in 1908 which ultimately failed. He was president for a short period and his ideas were opposed by Yuan Shikai.

Chiang Kai-Shek

1928 - 1931

He succeeded as the leader of the Guomindang after Sun died. He began to modernize China.

Developments

Daoism begins

500 BCE

Confucianism begins

400 BCE

Grand Canal

600

Taika Reforms (Japan)

645

Reforms that modeled Chinese administration.

Wu Zhao

690 - 705

First and only Chinese Empress

Foot binding

750

Neo-Confucianism

1000

Moveable Type

1050

Gunpowder

1100

Silk Road Used

1240 - 1600

Decline of Mongols

1450

Japan

Emergence of Japan

400

Heian Period

794 - 1185

Fujiwara clan dominated.
They developed a feudal system.