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Acupunture develops

2500 BCE

Han Dynasty develops acupunture

Writing developed

2000 BCE

First Chinese writings developed. They were written on oracle bones. Over 10,000 symbols

Shang Dynasty

1776 BC - 1122 BC

Zhou Dynasty

1122 BC - 256 BC

Confucius

551 BCE - 479 BCE

Time of unrest during Zhou Dynasty

Silk Making Secret Lost

550 BCE

Nestorian monks smuggled silk into the Byzantine Empire by their bamboo sticks

Warring States Period

475 BCE - 221 BCE

Towards end of Zhou Dynasty

Silk Making Secret Lost

440 BCE

Khotan prince married a Chinese girl who smuggled silk hair pieces

Hanfezi

280 BCE - 233 BCE

Hanfezi was the primary developer of the Legalism philosophy.

Li Si

280 BCE - 208 BCE

He wrote the Edict of the Burning of the Books. He was originally from the Chu clan but moved to Qin capital to improve his career. He was Prime Minister

Rise of Qin Dynasty

221 BCE - 206 BCE

In 221 BCE Qin Shi HUangdi declares himself "First Emporer"

Han Dynasty

202 BCE - 220 CE

Gao Zu established this Dynasty

Silk Making Secret Lost

200 BCE

Emporer Wudi

141 BCE - 87 BCE

He used expanisism. Emporer of China

Mahayanna Buddhism reaches China

100 CE - 400 CE

Introduced at 100 CE was mostly widespread at around 400 CE

Lessons for Women book written

100 CE

It was all about etiquette

Qin Dynasty Collapses

210

Qin Shi Huang dies in 210 BCE. Cause of deathe was most likely mercury poison

Sui Dynasty

581 CE - 618 CE

Silk Making Secret Lost

1200 CE

Italy started to produce silk

Silk Making Learned

2640

China learned the skill of Silk making

Japan

Paleolithic Period

100,000 BCE - 14000 BCE

Ancient Japan

100,000 BCE - 583 CE

Jomon Period

14000 BCE - 500 BCE

Imperial Age

660 BCE

Probably mythical

Yayoi Period

400 BCE - 250 BCE

Kojiki "Record of Ancient Matters

2 CE

Oldest chronicle in Japan

Noted the "Wa"

57 CE

In the Yayoi Period Japan noted the Wa in the 57 CE Chinese writing

Kofun Period

250 CE - 538 CE

Yomato Polity sub-period

250 CE - 710 CE

Emperor Ojin

270 CE - 310 CE

He is the first verifable emperor

Classical Japan

538 CE - 1185 CE

Asuka Period

538 CE - 710 CE

Buddhism introduced by Koreans

538 CE

Prince Regent

593 CE

Ranks of Court

603 CE

At this tiem they established the 12 ranks of the Court

Taika Reforms

645 CE

Code of Taiho

701 CE

Nara Period

710 CE - 794 CE

Capital moved to Nara

710 CE

Ninhon Shoki "The Chronicles of Japan"

720 CE

2nd Oldest book of classical Japenese History

Capital moved

784 CE

They moved to escape Buddhist priests

Capital moved

794 CE

Moved to Heian-kyo

Heian Period

794 CE - 1185 CE

Kokin Wakashu

920 CE

Anthology of Emperors

The Tale of Genji

1000 CE

First Novel

The Pillow Book

1002 CE

Feudal Period

1185 CE - 1603 CE

Kamakura Period

1185 CE - 1333 CE

Mongold attempt to invade Japan

1274 CE - 1281 CE

Led by Kublai Khan, typhon hit every time they tried to invade

Kenmu Restoration

1333 CE - 1336 CE

Muromachi Period

1336 CE - 1573 CE

Warring States sub-period

1467 CE - 1573 CE

Azuchi-Momoyama Period

1573 CE - 1603 CE

Also known as the Late Warring States Period

Toyotomi Hideyoshi unites Japan

1590 CE

He is a diamyo

Wood Block Prints

1600 CE

Painting and Printing developed

Edo Period

1603 CE - 1868 CE

Puppet theater started

1684 CE

Started in Osaka

Katsushika Hokusai

1760 CE - 1849 CE