Mao Timeline

Events

Birth

December 26th, 1893

May Fourth Movement

May 4th, 1919

Mao is a founding member of the Chinese Communist Party

1921

Nationalist and Communist Alliance

1924 - 1927

Nationalists turned on Communists and Communists fled to Yanan

Approx. 1927

Futian Incident

Approx. 1930

Japan Occupation

1931 - 1945

Mao is established as head of Chinese Soviet Republic at Jiangxi

Approx. November, 1931

The Long March

October, 1934 - October, 1935

Yanan

1935 - 1945

World War II

September 1, 1939 - 1945

Recertification of Conduct Campaign

1942 - 1944

The Chinese Civil War

1945 - 1949

Mao formally declares the People's Republic of China (PRC)

October 1st, 1949

Reunification Campaigns

1950

First 5-year Plan

1952 - 1957

100 Flowers Campaign

1957

The Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1962

Mao steps down as president of China

1959

Moscow Conference

Approx. 1961

Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1976

Start of 'Ping Pong' Diplomacy with USA

1971

Death

September 9th, 1976