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MODERN HISTORY OF CHINA

Objective chronological listing of significant events leading up to modern China.

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MAJOR EVENTS

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  • British victory at the Battle of Waterloo. (1815)
  • First Opium War. (1840)
  • Second Opium War. (1858)
  • Meiji Restoration in Japan. (1868)
  • First Sino-Japanese War. (1894)
  • Hundred Days' Reform. (1898)
  • Founding of the Republic of China. (1911)
  • Yuan Shikai attempts to become emperor.(1912-1916)
  • First World War. (1814-1818)
  • May Fourth movement for science and democracy. (1919)
  • Civil war among warlords. (1920-1923)
  • Northern Expedition and establishment of Nationalist China. (1924-1928)
  • Civil wars. (1929-1936)
  • Second Sino-Japanese War. (1937-1945)
  • Second World War. (1939-1945)
  • Civil war between Nationalists and Communists. (1945-1949)
  • Land reform in Taiwan. (1949)
  • Founding of the People‚Äôs Republic of China. (1949)
  • Korean War. (1950-1953)
  • Great Leap Forward. (1958-1961)
  • Cultural Revolution. (1966-1976)
  • Economic reform and the Four Modernizations. (1978)
  • Democratic elections in Taiwan. (1986)
  • Democracy movement in Beijing. (1989)