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Early China
  • Xia
  • Shang
  • Zhou
  • Early Imperial China

    Classical Imperial China

    Later Imperial China

    Post-Imperial China

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    China Chronology

    Japan

    Early Japan: 552-1274

    • 552: Traditional date for the introduction of Buddhism from Korea.
    • 710: First permanent capital is established at Nara.
    • 1192: Minamoto Yoritomo is given the title of Shogun.
    • c. 1200 Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism is introduced
    • 1274: Mongols under Khubilai Khan attempt to invade Japan.

    Japan under the Shogunate

    • 1333: The Kamakura Shogunate is overthrown.
    • 1338: The Ashikaga shogunate is established.
    • 1542: Portuguese Merchants first arrive in Japan.
    • 1568-1582: Reign of Oda Nobunaga
    • 1582-1598: Toyotomi Hideyoshi
    • 1598-1616: Reign of Tokugawa Ieyasu
    • 1640: The seclusion and exclusion edicts take effect.
    • 1688-1704: Genroku era
    • 1853: Commodore Perry's expedition.
    • 1867: Tokugawa Shogunate overthrown; beginning of Meiji restoration

    Meiji Restoration

    • 1868: New imperial government is established at Tokyp (formerly Edo).
    • 1877: Satsuma Rebellion.
    • 1889: The Meiji Constitution is established.
    • 1894-1890: Sino-Japanese War.
    • 1904-1905: Russo-Japanese War.
    • 1931: Mukden incident.
    • 1937: Incident at Marco Polo Bridge leads to war with China.
    • 1941: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan since 1945

    • 1952: US occupation ends
    • 1955: The Liberal Democratic Party forms its first government.
    • 1978: Treaty of Peace and Friendship between China and Japan.
    • 1983: Liberal Democratic Party looses election for the first time.

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