Chinese History 中国历史

Dynasties

Western Zhou Dynasty

1050 BC - 771 BC

The Zhou people had their origins in the Wei river valley which is presently known as the Shaanxi Province.

Eastern Zhou Dynasty

771 BC - 221 BC

The eastern Zhou dynasty was not only a great period political turmoil but also one of great cultural and very artistic develope of china.

Qin Dynasty

221 BC - 206 BC

The Qin dynasty was established when the state of Qin conquered all other state at the end of warring States period.

Western Han Dynasty

206 BC - 9 CE

Following the collapse of the Qin empire in 206 B.C.E, there was civil war until Liu Bang reunited china and became the first emperor of Han in 202 B.C.E.

Eastern Han Dynasty

25 CE - 220 CE

After a period civil unrest and rival factions at the end of the western Han and again at the end of wang mangs interregnum.

Period Of Division

220 CE - 589 CE

After all the downfall of Han, China split into three seperate states in 220. Wei in the northern part of china, Shu Han in the west. And Wu in the east.

Sui Dynasty

581 CE - 618 CE

A descendant of the part nomadic rebelieon Yang family.

Tang Dynasty

618 CE - 907 CE

Building on the foundation from Sui, the tang emerged as one of the greatest dynasties in Chinese history.

Liao Dynasty

907 CE - 1125 CE

The Khiltan was an acient nomadic tribe that lived in the area of present day northeastern China.

Five Dynasties Period

907 CE - 960 CE

In 906 an army commander deposed the last Tang emperor and became the first emperor of the later Liang Dynasty.

Northern Song Dynasty

960 CE - 1127 CE

The song ruled China contemporaneously with liao and Jin.

Jin Dynasty

1115 CE - 1234 CE

The jurchen were nomads who lived in the Changbai Mountains and the Helongjliang Valley north of the great wall.

Southern Song Dynasty

1127 CE - 1279 CE

After his retreat to the south, Emperor Gaozong consolidated the powers in Yangtze valley and began a period of cultural, artistic and technology expansion

Yuan Dynasty

1239 CE - 1368 CE

When Kublai Khan defeated the southern song and proclaimed the yang dynasty in 1279

Ming Dynasty

1368 CE - 1644 CE

In 1368, Zho Yuanzhang proclaimed the ming dynasty and declareds himself Emperor hongwu

Qing Dynasty

1644 CE - 1911 CE

In 1644, the manchu, a northeastern tribe ethnically related to the Jurchen defeated ming and declared the Qing dynasty, a beggining of a new period.

Modern Period

1912 CE - Present

with the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911 and the abdication of the child emperor, the modern period began.

Wars

Battle of Baideng

200 BC

Han Dynasty of China invaded the territory of the Xiongnu in 200 BC attempting to subjugate them. However the Xiongnu united their forces under Modu Shanyu and surrounded the Han emperor Gaozu in Baideng.

War of the Eight Princes

291 AD

the War of the Eight Princes saw intervals of peace interposed with short and intense periods of internecine conflict. At no point in the whole conflict were all of the eight princes on one side of the fighting (as opposed to, for example, the Rebellion of the Seven States).

Battle of Gaoliang River

979

fought in 979 between the Liao Dynasty and Song Dynasty in what is today the city of Beijing. The Liao victory ended a Song campaign to recapture the Sixteen Prefectures in North China.

Battle of Woosung

1842

The Battle of Woosung was fought between British and Chinese forces in Woosung, China, on 16 June 1842 during the First Opium War. The British victory opened the way to Shanghai, which was captured with little resistance on 19 June

Battle of Xuzhou

1938

The Battle of Xuzhou was fought between Japanese and Chinese forces in May 1938 during Second Sino-Japanese War. In contemporary accounts in English, the event was usually referred to as the "Battle of Hsuchow", using the Chinese Postal Map Romanization

Johnson South Reef Skirmish

1988

The Johnson South Reef Skirmish of 1988 (Chinese: 赤瓜礁海战; pinyin: Chìguā jiāo hǎizhàn; Vietnamese: Hải chiến Trường Sa?) was a naval battle that took place between Chinese and Vietnamese forces over Johnson South Reef in the Spratly Islands on March 14, 1988.

Western

Alexander the Great

221 BC

if Alexander the Great attacked from the west into China, the first state to encounter would probably be Qin, the most war-like and powerful military state at that time...

The Fall Of Rome

1453

Differences:
Rome was more severe (no culture remained, no unifying characteristic)
Han China's was less severe, the underlying bureaucracy remained and order was restored by the Sui and T'ang

Christianity remained in Rome, Rome was center of Catholic Church
Confucianism became less popular with Buddhism

Similarities:
Invasions (both invaded by Huns)

landlords were greedy, rulers were corrupt, peasants abused

Chinese vs. Western Culture

0

The major difference between Chinese and Western culture is that China is an oriental country, and its traditional culture is completely different from western heritage. Chinese culture is older than 5000 years, and Chinese people have developed their own music, musical instruments, painting techniques, traditional Chinese medicine, and not to forget, cooking methods etc – completely different and unique when compared to Western culture.

History

Ugly Chinese

1000 BC

China was a bad place more like a bunch of deaths caused by nothing at all!

China begins massacre

800 Bc

China sarts killing everyone they find not wearing chinese clothes

People love China

500 BC

Chine is a terrible place at this time. nobody liked to be in china at this time cause it was very stupid

Terracotta Warriors

221 BC

Qin Shi Huang assumed the throne, conquered neighboring city-states, and unified China. He founded the Qin Dynasty, which lasted only until 206 B.C. Today, he is best-known for his tomb complex in Xian, which houses the incredible Army of Terracotta Warriors.

General Tso

15 BC

General Tso comes up with greatest chicken sauce recipe!!!

China MAN

500 AD

This was not even a chinese man he just sold china silverware and other things in chine hahaha

Death By Holes

600

Everyone In china was dieing because of random pot holes so when the pushed there carts around they would fall and land on sharp objests that they have bought that day

Kublai Khan

1271

the Mongolian Kublai Khan (grandson of Genghis) established the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The Mongols subjugated other ethnic groups including Han Chinese, and were overthrown by the Han Ming

Chinese

1400

Industry and agriculture are the largest sectors, producing more than 60 per cent of China's GDP, and employing over 70 per cent of the work force. China exports $1.2 billion U.S. in consumer electronics, office machinery, and apparel, as well as some agricultural produce each year.

China fights old people

1500

nobody likes old people in china so they try to kill them all

Old Man Dies Cause of Chinese

1500

Old Man Gets shot down by 7 chinese men while walking home from the farm

Opening of first U.S. Consulate in China, in Canton.

1786

Imperial Chinese Commissioner Lin Tse-hsu

1839

Jan. 26—Date of secession of Hong Kong to Great Britain.

1841

Signing of Treaty on Nanking

1842

Signing of Treaty on Nanking by China and Great Britain, marking end of the First Opium War

Apr. 16—British Post Office opens in Shanghai

1844

October—Start of Second Opium War.

1856

Jun. 18—Treaty of Tientsin negotiated between the U.S. and China

1858

Feb. President Lincoln signs bill authorizing establishment of mail service

1865

Opening of U.S. Consular Postal Service at Shanghai

1867

Admission of British Post Office in Hong Kong

1887

American Consulate at Ningpo closed.

1896

Imperial Decree establishes Imperial Chinese Postal Administration

1896

International coalition of forces sent to China to quell the Boxer Rebellion

1900

Boxer Protocol signed, setting out terms after Boxer Rebellion

1901

Collapse of Manchu Dynasty

1911

China joins U.P.U.

1913

Jul. 1—War Emergency Rate repealed

1919

Chinese currency drops below 2-for-1 with U.S. dollar

1920

Chinese currency returns to 2-for-1 level

1921

Last day of service of U.S. Postal Agency in Shangha

1922

Wushe Incident

1930

The Wushe Incident of 1930 was the last major uprising against colonial Japanese forces in Taiwan.

Mukden Incident

1937

The Mukden Incident was an early event in the Second Sino-Japanese War, although full-scale war would not start until 1937.

Second Sino-Japanese War - The Largest Asian War in the 20th Century

1938

The Second Sino-Japanese War (July 7, 1937 – September 9, 1945) was a military conflict fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan

The Great -- ‘People's Republic of China’

1949

On October 1, 1949 the founding of the ‘People's Republic of China’ was certified in Beijing.

Communism Society Started Shaking

1960

In the early 1960s State President Liu Shaoqi and his party General Secretary Deng Xiaoping took over the reigns and adopted realistic economic policies, which clashed with Mao's vision.

PRC

1970

Nominally a socialist republic, since the 1970s the PRC has remade its economy into a capitalist powerhouse.

The Development of the Economy in 1980’s

1980

In 1980 the reformist Sichuan party chief Zhao Ziyang and as party General Secretary took over the charge.

Chinese Students Protest

1989

In 1989 there were growing economic hardship caused by high inflation set the ground for a large-scale protest movement by students intellectuals and other parts of a disaffected urban population.

Adam Wants to be chinese

1997

Adam is born wanting to be a Chinese man that lives in deep mountains in china when older!

China Rule in New World

1997

After the death of Deng in 1997, President Jiang Zemin and other members slowly took over control of the day-to-day functions of government.

Projects are terrible Selbo

2013

Selbo this project was completely terrible

China rules world

2014

China invades world owning everyone in the world

Economy

Present

Over the past 25 years, China has had the fastest-growing major economy in the world, with annual growth of more than 10 per cent.