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    China Chronology

    Later Imperial China

    1280-1911

    Yuan dynasty: 1280-1367

    • 1167-1227: Genghis Khan.
    • 1215-1294: Kublai Khan
    • 1300-1368: White Lotus Society, White Cloud Society and Red Turbans lead rebellions against Mongol rule.

    Ming dynasty: 1368-1644

    • 1368-1398: Zhu Yuanzhang, Hung Wu emperor, reigns.
    • 1405: The first voyage of Zheng He's Treasure Fleet.
    • 1522: Single-Whip Reforms.
    • 1549: Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary, attempts to enter China.
    • 1628: Famine; rebellion led by Li Zicheng.

    Qing (Manchu) dynasty: 1644-1911

      • 1644: Li Zicheng captures Beijing; Li Zicheng is defeated by the Manzhou under Wu Sangui.
      • 1661-1722: Reign of Kang Xi.
      • 1699: The British East India Company establishes a trading post in Canton.
      • 1723-1736: Reign of Yong Zheng.
      • 1736-1795: Reign of Qian Long.
      • 1816: Lord Amherst of England's embassy is unsuccessful.
      • 1839-1842: The First Opium War.
      • 1851-1862: Xian Feng is emperor.
      • 1850-1864: Hong Xiuchuan leads the Taiping Rebellion.
      • 1862-1875: Tong Zhi Restoration.
      • 1894-1895: Sino-Japanese War.
      • 1898-1900: Boxer Rebellion.
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