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     A CHRONOLOGY OF CHINESE HISTORY


       CHINA

      THE WEST

        BC

        BC

 2205  Hsia Dynasty

  2169  Babylon founded

 1766  Shang Dynasty

  2000  Stonehenge

 1500  Eight Trigram

  1800  Hammurabi’s Code

 1300  Supreme Being concept spreads

  1200  Phoenician alphabet

 1122  Chou Dynasty

   1000  Assyria rules

 1119  Central government Feudal landholding Civil service begins     

   1000  Aryans move south

 604   Lao-tzu was born

   753   Founding of Rome       

 551   Confucians was born

   590  Roman Republic

 220  Qin dynasty was established by first emperor

   469  Socrates born

 206 Han Dynasty was established

   323  Alexander dies           

 140 Reign of WU TI land distributed Military campaigns

   146  Caesar murdered

AD

AD

 9  Wang Mang’s reign Land distributed State monopolies

   29    Death of Christ

 58   Han Ming TI Buddhism

   180   Marcus Aurelius dies Decline of Rome

 62   Pan Chao’s cavalry Silk Road defended Court conspiracies

   325   Council of Nicaea Constantine aids Christianity

 100   Paper was invented

   247   Goths cross Danube

 175   Engravings art in China

   277   Mani crucified

 575   Buddhism spread

   527   Justinian

 589   Sui Dynasty Yang TI’s reign Grand Canal Great Wall repaired

 

 612     Korea defeats China

 

 618    Tang Dynasty

 

 640    Defeat of Turks Land distributed Chang AN Buddhism spread Arts flourish

 

 713  Hsuan-tsung reigns the golden time in China

 

  845   Buddhists  were  killed

 

  890   Empire dissolves commerce develops Currency spread Books distributed

 

  960  Sung Dynasty was established

 732  Battle of Tours

 1069  Wang An-shih Economic reform

 

  1100  Arts flourish

  1066 Normans invade England

  1130 Chu His was born Neo-Confucian synthesis

  1095 Crusade begin

  1215  Mongols in Beijing

 

  1226  Jenghis Khan dies

 

  1260  Marco Polo in Asia

 

  1279   Mongols seized South China

 

  1294    Kublai dies 

1300  Renaissance

  1384     Ming dynasty was established

1384  The Black Death

  1405   Cheng ho traveled to the Southern Asian countries.

 

  1405   Early Novels, Imperial City built, Trade with Europe

 1452 Leonardo da Vinci

   1432  Ming Dynasty closed China

 1453France wins 100 years war ,Turks capture Byzantium

   1516  First Portuguese traders

  1477  Polo’s Travel

 

 1492 Moslems lose Spain Columus’s  voyage

  1577  Portuguese take Macao

 1564  Birth of Shakespeare

  1601  Ricci in Peking

  1649  English revolution

  1622  Dutch attack Macao

 

  1645  Manchus in Beijing

  1611  Louis XIV

  1662   Kanghsi regency government created

  1688  England ‘s Parliament supreme

  1723  Missionaries banished

  1709   Russia takes power

 

  1727   Death of Newton

  1815  First British envoy

  1776   Declaration of independence

  1839  Opium seized

  1825  First railways

  1840  British declares war

  1830  Revolutions

  1842  Treaty of Nanking

  1837  Victoria is queen

  1843  British gain ports

  1884  The Communist Manifesto

  1842  British gain Hong Kong

  1852   Napoleon III

  1850  Taipings Rebellion starts

  1861  Civil War in U.S

  1860  Allies enter Peking

  1868  Bismarck unifies Germany

  1894  Sino-Japanese War

  1898   Spanish-American War

  1898  100 Days of  Reform

  1904   British-Franch alliance

  1912  Chinese Revolution

  1914  World War I

 
 

 

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