1766 Shang ruled the Huang Ho
1027 Chou overthrew Shang
500 Confucius Era
221-226 Qin Dynasty (Great Wall of China)
206 Han Dynasty (Confucianism was made the official philosophy)
605 Sui Dynasty (Grand Canal)
618-907 Rebirth of Chinese culture (T’ang Dynasty). Capital city is Xian
960 Song Dynasty (Civil service exams)
1279 Mongols conquered China (Yuan Dynasty)
1275-1292 Marco Polo
1368 Mongolians were drived away by the Ming Dynasty
1644 Manchu (Qing Dynasty)
1839 Illegal opium smuggling. Opium war (Hong Kong)
1851-1864 Millions of Chinese died in the Taiping rebellion
1900 Secret Societies (Boxer Rebellion)
1912 Lat Qing emperor was overthrowned. Republic of China was established.
1928 Chiang-Kai-Shek reunited China
1934-1935 Mao Ze Dong/ Mao Tse Tung (Long March)
1937 Japan invaded China
1946 Renewed Civil war
1949 People’s Republic of China was established.
1966-1968 Cultural Revolution
1976 Mao Ze Dong, Zhou En Lai died. (Powers to Deng Xiaoping)
1989 Hundred of students died in the Tianammen Square.
1993 Governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten on the transfer of power to China in 1997.
1997 Deng Xiaoping died in Hongkong
1998 9th National People’s Congress Meeting. Zhu Rongji became China’s premier.
1999 China embassy was bombed. Soveregnity of Macau to China.
2000 US-China relations act of 2000 (Bill Clinton).
2001 Sea Link was officially restored
2002 Outgoing president Jiang Zemin was replaced by Hu Jin Tao.
2003 China and Hong Kong is hit by SARS.
China sent an austronaut to space.