The Modern Period was between 1840 - 1919.
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During the 19th century, the Qing Dynasty declined rapidly. Britain smuggled large quantities of opium into China, making the Qing government impose a ban on the drug. In an effort to protect its opium trade, Britain launched a war of aggression against China in 1840. The Qing government finally signed the Treaty of Nanking, a treaty of national betrayal and humiliation, with the British government. Many countries, including Britain, the United States, France, Russia and Japan, forced the Qing government to sign various unequal treaties following the Opium War. China was gradually relegated to a semi-colonial, semi-feudal country.
The Revolution of 1911 led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen was one of the greatest events in Modern Chinese history, as it overthrew the 200-odd-year-old Qing Dynasty, ending over 2,000 years of feudal monarchy, and established the Republic of China.
More about Chinas history
- The Age of the Han Dynasty
Liu Bang established the powerful Han Dynasty in 206 B.C.
- Modern Period
The was between 1840 - 1919.
- Slave Society
Remote Antiquity to (1.7 million years ago - 476 B.C.)
- New-Democratic Revolution
The May 4th Movement of 1919 is regarded as the ideological origin of many important events in modern Chinese history.
- The Age of the Song, Yuan, Ming und Qing Dynasties
From the Song Dynasty to the last Emperor of China (960 - 1911).
- The Age of the Tang Dynasty
The emperors of the Tang Dynasty reigned between 618 - 907.
- Qin Shi Huang and his Empire
The Emperor who reigned between 259 - 210 B.C. is the founder of the famous terracotta army.
- Peoples Republic of China
On October 1, 1949 Mao Zedong, chairman of the Central Peoples Government, proclaimed the founding of the (PRC).