Timeline of Chinese History

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Ancient China

Bronze Age

2205 BC - 256 BC

Xia Dynasty

2070 bc - 1600 bc

Shang Dynasty

1600 bc - 1046 bc

Zhou Dynasty

1045 bc - 256 bc

Xun Zi

770 bc - 256 bc

Spring & Autumn Period

722 bc - 476 bc

Approximate date of Writing of Art of War by Tsun Zi

600 bc

Confucius(The Great Educator)

551 bc - 479 bc

Warring States Period

475 bc - 221 bc

New Version of Confuciansm

298 bc - 238 bc

Invention of Paper in China

206 bc - 220 ad

Imperial

Qin Dynasty

221 bc - 206 bc

Han Dynasty

206 bc - 220 ad

Chinese Abacus Invented

200 bc

Invention of Deep Drilling For Gas

100 bc

Invention of Parachute

90 bc

Invention of Fireworks

17 bc

Invention of Flame Thrower

10 bc

Invention of Row Crops

6 bc

Invention Of Wheelbarrow

1 bc

Sky Lantern Invented

220 ad

Period of Disunity

220 ad - 589 ad

Three Kingdoms(Wei, Shu, Wu)

220 ad - 280 ad

Jin Dynasty

265 ad - 420 ad

Southern and Northern Dynasties

420 ad - 589 ad

Plague of Justinian

541

Yangjian Renames the Empire to Sui City with Chang'an

581 ad - 619 ad

Sui Dynasty

581 ad - 618 ad

2nd Imperial Age

589 - 1368

Emperor Wen Dies

604 ad

Emperor Yang Begins to Abuse His Power, Which Causes Rebellions

613 ad - 618 ad

Tang Dynasty

618 ad - 907 ad

Invention of Gun Powder

800

Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

907 - 960

Liao Dynasty

907 ad - 1125 ad

Song Dynasty

960 ad - 1279 ad

Compass Invented

1000

First Permanent Standing Navy Assembled

1132

Battle of Beijing

1215

Yuan Dynasty

1271 ad - 1368 ad

Black Death

1348 - 1350

Ming Dynasty

1368 ad - 1644 ad

Li Shizhen

1518 ad - 1593 ad

Shaanxi Earthquake

1556

Shaanxi Earthquake (Jiajing earthquake) - The Deadliest Earthquake on Record

Kaifeng Flood

1642

Qing Dynasty

1644 ad - 1911 ad

Emperor Qianlong

1736 ad - 1795 ad

First Opium War

1839

Tai-P'ing Rebellion

1850 - 1864

Third Pandmic in China

1855

Emperor Guangxu

1871 ad - 1908 ad

100 Days Reform

1898

Boxer Rebellion

1900

Slavery Abolished in China

1910

Xinhai Revolution

1911

Modern

Republic of China

1912 ad - 1949 ad

Warlord Period

1916 - 1926

May Fourth Movement for Science and Democracy

1919

Foundation of Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai

1921

Northern Expedition and Establishment of Nationalist China

1924 - 1928

Chinese Civil War

1927 - 1950

Mukden Incident

1931

Long March

1934 - 1935

Nanjing Massacre

1937

Chiang Kai-shek moves capital to Chungking

1938

Anti-Japanese War

1938

Civil War Between Nationalists and Communists

1945 - 1949

Soviet Union enters war against Japan, invading Manchuria

1945

People's Republic of China

1949 ad - Present

Beijing Becomes Capital of People's Republic of China

10/1/1949

Great Chinese Famine

1958 - 1961

Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1976

One Child Policy Introduced

1979

Tiennamen Square Protests

1989

Olympics in Beijing

2008

Western Civilazation

Iron Age

1200 BC - 539 BC

Alexander the Great

356 bc - 323 bc

Beginning of Roman Empire

44 BC

Jesus Birthday

0 bc

Fall of Roman Empire

476 AD

Middle Ages

1000 - 1500

Columbus discovers America

1492

Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1820

World War I

1914 - 1918

World War II

1939 - 1945

Korean War

1950 - 1953