East and Southeast Asia

Timeline created by 14ais
In History
  • Jan 1, 618

    China is reunited

    The Han dynasty fell and military leaders took over regions. Unity was onlyl restored on this date. Following this there would be the T'ang and Dun dynasties when Chinese cultures would thrive.
  • Period:
    May 23, 700
    to
    May 23, 799

    Japan/Koreas - Japan begins to develop political system

    They established the capital Kyoto and had a Japanese emperor.
  • May 23, 800

    Southeast Asia - The Khemer dominate Cambodia

  • May 23, 1180

    Japan/Koreas - Shoguns rise to power.

    They are powerful warlords whom's power rose over the years . They rule over daimyo and had samurai's to protect them.
  • May 23, 1199

    Southeast Asia - Khmer empire includes most of mainland Southeast Asia

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1200
    to
    Jan 1, 1299

    Mongol invaders rule China

    Mongol invaders overthrow the Sung dynasty and rule China. By 1279, they control all of China.
  • Period:
    May 23, 1200
    to
    May 23, 1299

    Southeast Asia - Thais migrate from Southern China into Khmer region

  • May 23, 1274

    Japan/Koreas - Mongols try to invade.

  • May 23, 1281

    Japan/Koreas - Mongols try to invade

  • Jan 1, 1500

    China - Europeans arrive

    Europeans arrive in China by sea. They open up trade. The first to land were the Portuguese.
  • May 23, 1500

    Southeast Asia - Europeans arrive

    Portuguese and Dutch set up trading posts. Soon the British and French followed.
  • Period:
    May 23, 1500
    to

    Japan/Koreas - Portuguese traders arrive in Japan

    Spanish and Dutch follow.
  • May 18, 1557

    China - Portuguese set up Macao

    The Portuguese make the trade town of Macao. It is a huge trading center. Chinese leaders continued to keep their culture and ignored the visitors and their ideas.
  • Period: to

    Japan/Koreas - Japan remains mostly cut off from world.

  • Period: to

    Southeast Asia - The British and French build many things

    They build plantations, roads, railroads, and schools.
  • China loses Hong Kong to British

    A war ends with China no longer being in control of Hong Kong.
  • Japan/Koreas - U.S. Navy Ships arrive in Tokyo Bay

    This contact helped Japan trade and sparked change.
  • Japan/Koreas - Meiji Restoration

    The samurai overthrow the shogun and an emperor is put back in place.
  • Japan/Koreas - Japan has a constitution and parlimentary system

  • China - Japan captures Taiwan

    China loses Taiwan to Japan.
  • Japan/Koreas - The Japanese take Taiwan from China

  • Japan/Koreas - Japan defeats Russia

    They gain control of the southern half of Sakhalin from Russia.
  • Japan/Koreas - Japan annexes Korea.

  • China - Republic of China is created

  • Japan/Koreas - Japan has control over many islands in the North Pacific.

  • China - Japan takes over Manchuria

    Using a puppet government they controlled it.
  • China - Japan invades eastern China

    Most of it falls under their control and stays there until the end of World War 2.
  • Japan/Koreas - Japan invades China

  • Japan/Koreas - Japan signs alliance with Germany and Italy.

  • Japan/Koreas - Japan attacks Pearl Harbour

    World War II is going on.
  • China - Japan is defeated

    Communists and Nationalists fight for China.
  • Japan/Koreas - The US drops nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Japan surrenders.
  • China - Communists make People's Republic of China

    Mao Zedong controls it and it sticks.
  • Japan/Koreas - Korean War

    North Korea attacks South Korea. The UN defends South Korea. Continual fighting.
  • Japan/Koreas - Korean armistice

    They sign a truce after a lot of fighting.
  • China - Great Leap Forward

    Mao starts the GLF program to improve China's economy. It actually made things worse and slowed down economic progress.
  • Period: to

    China - Cultural Revolution

    Many educated individuals were murdered because they were called critics and enemies to the country. This set China's economy far back.
  • China - Mao dies

    Deng Xiaoping comes into power. He realized past mistakes and set China far forward.
  • China - Pro-democracy demonstrations are shot down

    Peaceful protests are met with artilliary and killed hundreds of people in Tiananmen Square.
  • Period: to
    220

    China - Han's Dynasty

    Han's Dynasty makes China's miltary stronger and the culture spread. Cities and Chinese art/architecture flourished.