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2300 BC - 1750 BC

Indus Valley Civilizations

1700 BC

Aryans and Harappans meet

1550 BC

Hinduism was created

2100 BC - 1600 BC

Xia Dynasty

1523 BC - 1027 BC

Shang Dynasty

1028 BC - 256 BC

Zhou Dynasty

221 BC - 206 BC

Qin Dynasty

206 BC - 220 AD

Han Dynasty

581- 618

Sui Dynasty

618 - 906

Tang Dynasty

960 - 1279

Song Dynasty

1280 - 1368

Yuan Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Ming Dynasty

1644 - 1911

Qing Dynasty

1557

Portuguese come to Macau

1498

Vasco de Gama sails around the Cape of Good Hope

1592

Hideyoshi attacks Korea

1793

Macartney arrives in Canton

1796

Opium made illegal in China

1835 - 1908

Empress Dowager

1839 - 1842

First Opium War

1842

Signing of the Treaty of Nanjing

1842 - 1844

First Treaty Settlement (France, US, Britain)

1850 - 1864

Taiping Rebellion

1853 - 1868

Nien Rebellion

1856 - 1860

Second Opium War (Anglo-French War) against China

1860

Second Treaty Settlement & Treaty of Tianjin, same time as Taiping Rebellion

1868

Burlingame Treaty

1872 - 1881

Chinese students sent by Li Hongzhang go to the US to study

1882

Chinese Exclusion Act

1894-1895

Sino-Japanese War

1898

Failure of 100 Days Reform (Guangxu takes government)

1900

Boxer Uprising

1901

China pays indemnity, goes into debt

1905

Civil Service Exam ends

1908

Chinese adopted a national constitution and parliamentary government

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