Chinese Revolution 1911- group timeline


China faces defeat in the First Opium War


This caused the Qing court to struggle to control foreign invasions in China.

China was defeated during the First Sino-Japanese War


Another foreign invasion in Beijing


Prompted by the Boxer Rebellion.

Qing made a new army

1911 - 1912

Start of revolution

October 10, 1911

Started out of anger at the corruption of the Qing government. The people wanted the government to modernize China and stop foreign intrusion.

The government tried to suppress revolutionaries

October 10, 1911

The government killed revolutionaries.

Provisional coalition government was created

November 1911

Decades of political division and warlordism

November 1911

Revolutionary forces capture Nanjing

December 2, 1911

This secured all provinces south of the Yangtze. Nanjing- city in China

Sun Yat-Sen establishes the Republic of China

January 1, 1912