Chinese Revolution of 1911


China faces defeat in the First Opium War


This caused the Qing court to struggle to contain foreign intrusions in China

China was defeated during the First Sino-Japanese War


Another foreign invasion in Beijing


Prompted by the Boxer Rebellion

Start of the revolution

October 10, 1911

The revolution was started out of anger at the corruption in the Qing government.

Revolutionary forces capture Nanjing

December 2, 1911

This secured all provinces south of the Yangtze River. Nanjing is a city in China.

Sun Yat-Sen establishes the Republic of China

January 1, 1912