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East Asia Timeline

AP World History Presentation East Asia
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Luke Findley

on 12 May 2015

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Transcript of East Asia Timeline

East Asia Throughout World History
Period 1: 8000-600 BCE
Humans first make it to Eastern Asia in 70,000 BCE.
PERIOD 2: 600 BCE-600 CE
In China, The period began with order, but eventually fell into multiple warring states periods, and finally back to a dynastic control.
PERIOD 3: 600-1450
PERIOD 4: 1450-1750
Ming Dynasty is extremely artistic.
Creation of Ceramic vases
Change in the royal court system.
Japan enters it's most turbulent time due to civil wars from warlords.
Korean interest in the outside world
PERIOD 5: 1750-1900
Foreign powers force open several ports along the Chinese coast for international trade.
PERIOD 6: 1900-Present
Political
Economic
Social
Interaction w/ Environment
Cultural
Economic
Social
Political
Interaction w/ Environment
Cultural
Shang, Zhou, and Xia dynasties begin in China
Small cultivation of land and domestication of animals
Mandate of Heaven shows power (polytheism) and pictographs depicting gods.
Trade of millet, rice, soybeans, silkworms and pigs to the Japanese Islands and the Indus River Valley.
Social
Political
Interaction w/ Environment
Cultural
Economic
Social
Political
Interaction w/ Environment
Cultural
Economic
Social
Political
Interaction w/ Environment
Cultural
Economic
Social
Political
Interaction w/ Environment
Cultural
Economic
Unification after Warring States Period in Chian
Rise and fall of the Qin
Civil war breaks out after death of Emperor
Han Dynasty rises to power and falls after over 400 years
Legalism: clear rules and harsh punishments
As time goes on, tools develop along with metalworking.
Rice cultivation introduced in Korea
Confucius is born and his ideas spread through China during Warring States Period
Daoism is created. Focuses on contemplation and simple living
Buddhism brought to China by travelers, especially through trade on the Silk Roads
Rise of agriculture and sedentary living
Governments are very nationalistic
China: Fall of Qing China, rise of Republic, then Communism rises after brutal civil war.
World War I and II
Japanese invasion devastates China
Pottery and the arts
Confucian ideas become a part of everyday life
Silk becomes a product for the wealthy to show status
Chinese Alter set from the Shang and Zhou dynastys.
Construction of the Great Wall of China
Terracota warriors are created to safe guard the emperors after Qin Shihaungdi
Silk Road began to flourish from China all the way to the Mediterranean Sea
Sea Roads opened between India and China, allowing the exportation/importation of goods throughout East Asia
Demonstrates the Chinese Bronze Age and metalworking.
After being divided in North and South China, the Tang and Sui Dynasties bring order along with Buddhism. This ends in more turmoil with the fall of the Tang Dynasty
Small human settlements
Japanese and Chinese begin to trade with one another
Chinese embrace Buddhism, large Buddhist movements in texts and imagery such as massive statues.
Art and Literature flourish
Buddhism introduced to the Japanese
Japan adopts Chinese writing culture
The arts continue to flourish
Japanese class society begins to emerge.
China's present day borders are established during this time period.
Period of prosperity through the reunification of China
Tang Dynasty falls in 907
Mongols rule China from 1271-1368 with the establishment of the Ming dynasty
Provincial governers in Japan gain economic power
Aristocracy becomes very wealthy in Korea
Books begin to be printed early in 1000's
Elements of gunpowder form the now famous weapon propellent
Compasses are created for navigation
Four social classes in China during this period: aristocracy, military, artisans, and peasants.
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Human migration to new lands (From Africa)
World population grows because of agricultural advances
Specialization of labor beings to take place
100,000 Chinese artisans are employed to work on the Chinese capital Beijing in every aspect of life.
People begin to identify themselves by their beliefs and religion
Christianity spreads throughout the world
Centralized governments created by the people
Japanese depiction art increases in the wake of small wars between the shoguns of Japan
Korean Landscapes become the main form of art in Korea
China is led by the Ming Dynasty who begin construction on the Forbidden city.
Trade routes become more extensive
Cultural diffusion
Scientific and technological advances.
Japan is in an era of instability as fighting between shoguns continues
The Chinese write multiple books describing the merits of a scholar.
The Japanese finally encounter Europeans, who arrived by accident.
The Korean literati class comes to dominate in both the civil and military branches of government.
The Chinese sail on massive and expensive expeditions to show their wealth to the world.
Development of massive manufacturing industries
China becomes very wealthy due to efficient production and trade
Silk and porcelain traded
Japanese Zen gardens become a trend throughout Japan.
Widespread export of Chinese goods
Growth of Japanese national economy
Tokugawa shogunate: military government
1492: Christopher Columbus discovers the Americas
Silver trade (Argentina)
Columbian Exchange
Weakening of Ming Dynasty in China
Tokugawa shogunate still holds power in Japan
Japan modernizes with the Meiji Restoration
Political jostling in Korea
Korean peninsula becomes a targeted territory for the Japanese
China is one of the wealthier and more populous nations in the world
Widespread export of Chinese goods
Expansion of Japanese national economy.
Increase in agricultural production in Japan.
Japan opens its borders and sends several expeditions abroad
Increase in literacy rates
New forms of highly entertaining drama and literature
Visual, literary, and performing arts developments in Korea
The class system weakens considerably in Korea
Opium Wars cause China to try to learn Western political ideas, social structures, and economies
European Revolutions
Slave trade
American Revolution
Industrialization
Nationalism and Modernization
Cultural Revolution: 1966-1967
Communist party imposes standards on art production in China
Japan has heights of power and wealth as well as depths of poverty and devastation.
Japan is plunged into economic crisis in the 1920s
Now trades with rest of world, producing many common goods
Bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima cause many economic problems for Japan
Expanding population leads to rapid urban growth
Extreme Industrialization
Extreme Pollution
Japan's postwar period is marked by a miraculous revival
Korean War: 1950-1953
World Wars I and II
Great Depression
Cuban Missile Crisis
Holocaust and religious oppression
Empress Wu is first women to have major political power in China
The woman’s role is to be subordinate to her husband. Not many rights.
Daoism allowed for some new roles for women, but it was still a patriarchy
In Japan: Flourishing of women in aristocratic culture
Females still subordinate to their man in almost every aspect in life.
Metalworking often used as an expression of religion
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