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    China Chronology

    Post-Imperial China

    1911-

    1911-1949: The Republic of China

    • 1866-1925: Sun Yat-sen.
    • 1915: Japan presents its Twenty-One Demands.
    • 1916: Warlords struggle for power after the death of Yuan Shikai.
    • 1921: Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is formed.
    • 1926-1927: Mao Zedong organizes the peasants of Hunan Province.
    • 1931: Mukden Incident.
    • 1934: The Communist's Long March.
    • 1937: Incident at Marco Polo Bridge.
    • 1945: Japanese surrender.
    • 1949: Chiang Kai-shek and KMT retreat to Taiwan.

    1949- The People's Republic of China

    • 1893-1976: Mao Zedong.
    • 1949: The Chinese Communist Party takes over mainland China.
    • 1951: The Three-Anti, Five-Anti and Thought Reform Campaigns.
    • 1956-1957: The "Hundred Flowers" period.
    • 1958: The Great Leap Forward.
    • 1966: Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution begins.
    • 1972: US President Richard Nixon visits China.
    • 1977: Deng Xiaoping is rehabilitated.
    • 1981: CCP denounces Mao Zedong
    • 1989: Tiananmen Square Massacre.
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