The Really Big Dates in Eastern History

By T.L. Winslow (TLW), the Historyscoperô

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-602 Birth of Lao-Tzu (d. -531)
-563 Birth of Buddha (d. -483)
-551 Birth of Confucius (d. -479)
-510 Sun Tzu's Art of War
-401 The Warring States Period in China
-322 The Maurya Dynasty in India
-221 The Qin Dynasty in China
-57 The Silla Dynasty in Korea
18 The Chimei (Red Eyebrows) Revolt in China
184 The Yellow Turban Revolt in China
618 The Tang Dynasty in China
906 The Five Dynasties Period in China
918 The Koryo Dynasty in Korea
938 The Battle of Bach Dang frees Vietnam from Chinese control
1260 The Yuan Dynasty in China
1281 Kublai Khan's fleet is repelled by a kamikaze, saving Japan
1331 The Genko War in Japan
1368 The Ming Dynasty in China
1392 The Choson Dynasty in Korea
1433 The Chinese isolate themselves, allowing the backward West to pass them by
1526 The Mughal Dynasty in India
1603 The Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan
1644 The Manchu Dynasty in China
1793 The British Macartney Delegation to China
1839 The First Anglo-Chinese (Opium) War
1850 The Taiping Rebellion in China
1856 The Second Anglo-Chinese (Arrow) War
1867 Emperor Meiji of Japan
1900 The Boxer Rebellion in China
1904 The Russo-Japanese War
1912 Emperor Taisho of Japan
1912 The Chinese Republic
1926 Emperor Hirohito of Japan
1934 The Long March of Mao Tse-tung
1945 Japan is nuked by the U.S., ending WWII
1947 India gains its independence from Britain
1949 Birth of Red China (Sept. 21)
1950 The Korean War (June 25)
1972 Nixon Visits China
1973 The Vietnam War ends (Jan. 28)
1976 Death of Mao Tse-tung (b. 1893) (Sept. 9)
1989 Emperor Akihito of Japan




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