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17th century BC

Shang Dynasty:
The Shang dynasty was established by the leader Tang.
The Shang dynasty ruled central china for over 600 years
but was then overthrown by the Zhou Dynasty.
11th century BC
Zhou Dynasty:
The Zhou dynasty defeated the Shang in order to rule.
The Zhou dynasty ruled part of northern china in 11th
century BC.
221 BC
Qin Dynasty:
The Qin dynasty was the first imperial dynasty of china.
They ruled from 221 BC to 206 BC. This Chinese empire
was ruled by different dynasties.
206 BC
Han Dynasty:
The Han dynasty rulers pushed the empire into Central
Asia. The Han dynasty ruled from 206 BC to 220 AD.

13th Century
Marco Polo
Starting in the 13th century AD Europeans began to
explore china. Marco Polo traveled from Italy to China and
has written a book about his travels.
14th century
The Great Wall of China:
The Great Wall of China was mainly constructed by the
Ming dynasty in 1474. The point of the wall was to
prevent invaders.

16th Century
Qing Dynasty:
The Qing dynasty was established in 1644 AD when the
Manchu people invaded china. In 1911 AD the Qing
dynasty was overruled and this ended dynasties in china.
19th Century AD
Europeans:
Europeans wanted more access to Chinese markets. They
started fighting the Chinese and due to the Chinese not
being able to fight back the Europeans got what they
wanted.

19th Century AD
Boxer Rebellion:
The Boxer Rebellion started November 2nd, 1899 and
ended September 7th 1901. This rebellion was when
militants attacked and killed Europeans and chinas
Christians in china. It took 200,000 soldiers to defeat
them.
1912
Nationalist party;
The nationalist party was founded in 1912 by Sun YatSen. However the republic was undermined bgy a civil
war throughout china.
1920s and 1930s
Nationalist and communists parties of china:
During the 1920-1930s the nationalist and communist
parties of china fought for control over china. This then
ended during WW11 when the joined together to defeat
the Japanese.
1949
Communist Party:

The communist came to power in China in 1949. The


leaders of the communist party promised to modernize
china by encouraging the growth of the industry.
1950s
Health Care:
One of Chinas greatest achievements is their healthcare
because they provide it to so many people. China has
perused this and so far their have been no problems.

1958-1961
The Great Leap Forward:
The great leap forward was started in 1958 when million
Chinese citizens were moved into communes. The
purpose of this was to change china from a farming
society to an industrial society.

1961
Failure of the Great leap forward:
The great leap forward ended in 1961 because it did not
go as planned. Due to famine 20 to 48 million people
died.

1979:
Taiwan:
In 1979 the United States recognized people republic of
China. The U.S provides weapons and security to Taiwan.
In 2006 during his president Bush pledged to do what
helps to protect Taiwan herself and the Chinese must
understand that.

1979
One-Child Policy:
The one child policy of china started in 1979. This made
every family only be able to have one child to control the
growing population of china.

1980
Market Places
Since the 1980s china has been allowing market places
and consumers to play a role in the economy. This
resulted in China becoming one of the fastest growing
economies in the world.

1986
Cultural Revolution:
The Cultural Revolution was made due to the failure of
the great leap forward. Mao shut down the nations

schools, he needed a massive group of kids to do tasks


because of chinas lack of revolutionary spirit.

2003
Hu Jintao:
In 2003 Hu Jintao became president after Deng Xiaoping.
These two took responsibility of overseeing economic
reforms to improve living in china.