China from 1600-1900 Timeline


Qing Empire

1644 - 1911

The Qing Empire was created in China by Manchus. The Qing Empire was very large in terms of territory and people. The last Qing Empire was taken down in 1911, leading to the end of the empire.

White Lotus Rebellion

1794 - 1804

This rebellion was inspired by the messianic people that predicted that the Ming Dynasty would be restored and that the Buddha was coming. It went from central China all the way to the rest of China until it was suppressed in 1804.

Qing Empire Decline

1800 - 1911

The Qing Empire went through a significant decline that led to an end from 1800 to 1911. There were a lot of internal problems such as corruptions, rebellions, and a high population growth along with problems concerning outside Western involvement such as the Opium War.

1839 - 1842 First Opium War

1839 - 1842

The Opium War was fought between China,specifically the Qing Empire, and Britain due to China's disapproval of Britain selling opium, a highly addictive drug, to Chinese citizens and high ranking officials. It also resulted in the Treaty on Nanking. This war left China in a lot of debt.

Treaty of Nanking


The Treaty of Nanking was the official end of the Opium War. and it resulted in Britain gaining extraterritoriality from the Qing Empire along with opening up extra trading ports to Britain. It also denied the Qing Empire control of some of its own borders.

Taiping Rebellion

1851 - 1864

The Taiping Rebellion was a very destructive war that was inspired by a Christian rebellion and it threatened to bring down the Qing Empire.

Second Opium War

1856 - 1860

The Second Opium War, also known as the Arrow War, and it was caused by further refusion from the Qing Empire to trade with Britain and it resulted similarly to the First Opium War with a treat known as the Treaty of Tianjin which opened Tianjin as a trading port for Britain.

Boxer Rebellion


The Boxer Rebellion was a secret Chinese organization that was known as the Society of Righteous in northern China. This rebellion was caused by their beliefs against the spread of Western influence.