Mrs.B China TimeLine


Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1912

The Qing dynasty,or the Manchu dynasty, was the last imperial dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912 with a brief, abortive restoration in 1917.

Vladmir Lenin

1870 - 1924

Introduced Communism to Russia and overthrows the Russian Tsar. Forms the Soviet Union

Sun Yixian President

1911 - 1925

Born in 1866, Sun Yixian was a Chinese physician, writer, philosopher, calligrapher and revolutionary, also the first president and founding father of the Republic of China.

National Republic Of China

1912 - 1949

the government that took control after the overthrow of the manchu dynasty and was overthrown by the communist party of China.

World War I- China declares war on Germany

August 14 1917 - November 11 1918

China abandons neutrality and declares war on Germany

Jiang Jieshi


A chinese political and military leader who joined the National Party of China and became the party leader, who tried to expel communism out of China.

Treaty of Versailles


China's refusal to sign the Versailles Treaty necessitated a separate treaty with Germany in 1921. The Shandong dispute was mediated by the United States in 1922 during the Washington Naval Conference. In a victory for China, the sovereignty of Shandong was returned to China

May 4 1919 Movement

May 4 1919

An anti-imperialist cultural and political movement stemming from students in Beijing spurred by China's weak response to the Treaty of Versailles.

Chinese Communist Party

1921 - Present

China founded their first Communist political party

Nationalist Government

1925 - December 25 1947

The Nationalist Government was the government for China until the Constitution of the Republic of China changed it.

Chinese Peasants


Mao’s peasants played a huge role in his success. Mao Zedong focused the revolution on the peasants as well, because they were what caused his success.

Chinese Civil War

1927 - 1949

After the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty several political parties began to fight for power. In 1927 two parties The nationalists and the communists fought until 1937 where they were interrupted by the sino-japanese war, then resumed in 1946 to 1949. Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People’s Republic of China ending the civil war.

The long march

October 1934

A campaign by the Nationalists against the weakened Soviets, communists broke through the lines and started their 4,000 mile long march.