East & South East Asia.

Timeline created by MahaA
  • 300

    Invaders from Asia drove the Ainu into northern Japan.

  • May 18, 1100

    Real power rested with a Powerful warlord called a shogun.

  • May 18, 1200

    Mongolia - Mongol invaders led by Genghis Khan overthrew the Sung dynasty

  • May 20, 1274

    When the Mongols tried to inavde, the Japanese put aside their rivalries.

  • May 18, 1279

    Mongolia - Genghis Khan ruled all of china

  • May 18, 1500

    China - European influences reached China by sea.

  • May 18, 1500

    Portugese traders arrived in Japan

  • May 23, 1500

    Europeans came to Southeast Asia

  • May 18, 1557

    The first people to arrive were the Portugese who set up a trading colony at Macao

  • The Japanese drove out European traders and the missionaries

  • Japan remained largely cut off from the world

  • China lost several wars and failed to keep out the European powers, Japan and the U.S.

  • The British and French set up plantations for growing export crops.

  • China lost Hong Kong to the British.

  • A group of samurai demanding reforms overthrew the last shogun.

  • Japan had a constitution and parliamentary system of government

  • Japan captured Taiwan.

  • The Japanese took the island of Taiwan from China

  • Japan defeated Russia in the Russo-Japanese War.

  • Japan annexed Korea.

  • Rebels under the leadership of Sun Yat-sen overthrew the last Chinese dynasty and formed the Republic of China

  • Japans empire also included mny islands in the North Pacific.

  • Japan took over Manchuria

  • Japan invaded eastern China

  • Japan signed an alliance with Germany and Italy

  • After Japans defeat the Nationalists and Communists fought for control of China

  • The U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • The Communists won and set up the People's Republic of China under Mao Zedong

  • The Soviet and U.S. occupation forces withdrew

  • North Korea invaded South Korea sparking the Korean War.

  • North Korea and South Korea signed an armistice to end the fighting.

  • To improve China's economy, Mao launched the Great Leap Forward

  • The Cultural Revolution delayed China's economic development and brought Chaos to the country.

  • After Mao's Death, Deng Xiaoping came to power.

  • Burma changed its name to Myanmar