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    China Chronology

    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.
    • 1723-1736: Reign of Yong Zheng.
      • 1728: Encyclopedia published.
    • 1736-1795: Reign of Qian Long.
      • 1755-1759: Chinese Turkestan is brought under Qing control.
      • 1760-1770: Tea trade with Europe increases.
      • 1793: Lord Macartney's (England) embassy is unsuccessful.
    • 1816: Lord Amherst of England's embassy is unsuccessful.
    • 1839: Lin Zexcu is made commissioner in Canton.
      • Opium imported by Britain is burned
    • 1839-1842: The First Opium War.
      • 1841: Hong Kong is taken by Britain.
      • 1842: Treaty of Nanjing ends the First Opium War
    • 1850-1864: Taipeng Rebellion
    • 1851-1862: Xian Feng is emperor.
      • 1811-1872: Zeng Guofan, scholar and official.
      • 1812-1885: Zuo Zongtang, leading modernizer.
      • 1823-1901: Li Hongzhang, modernizer and scholar official.
      • 1850-1864: Hong Xiuchuan leads the Taiping Rebellion.
      • 1856-1860: Anglo-French War (The Second Opium War).
      • 1860: Treaty of Tientsin is ratified.
        • Summer Palace is looted by British and French troops.
        • Prince Gong is acting head of state.
    • 1862-1875: Tong Zhi Restoration.
      • 1853-1868: Nien Rebellion.
      • 1866: Navy Yard is established at Fuzhou.
      • 1868-1873: Muslim Rebellion.
      • 1870: Tientsin Massacre.
      • 1872: China Merchants Steam Navigation Company is established.
    • 1875-1908: Guang Xu is emperor.
      • 1838-1908: Cixi (Tz'u Hsi), empress dowager.
      • 1894-1895: Sino-Japanese War.
      • 1896: Postal Service is established.
      • 1898: Hundred Day's Reform.
      • 1898-1900: Boxer Rebellion.
      • 1904-1905: Russo-Japanese War.
      • 1905: Traditional Civil Service System ends.

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