CHINA: Timeline of Chinese History and Dynasties

JAPAN: Japanese History: A Chronological Outline

KOREA: A Timeline of Korean History

VIETNAM: Vietnamese History: A Chronological Outline

SOUTH ASIA: History of South Asia: A Chronological Outline


A Timeline of Chinese Inventions
A comparative timeline tracking various inventions and ideas as they appeared in Chinese and Western histories. Covers many of the items mentioned in the unit Chinese Inventions: Can You Name Them? (above) and spans the period from 300 BCE to 1900 CE.

Timeline of China's "Period of Disunity"
An annotated timeline of the Period of Disunity.

Introduction to China's Modern History
An introduction to modern Chinese history for teachers and students. Includes a brief introductory reading highlighting four major themes for teaching about modern Chinese history; a longer reading, "China in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries," providing an overview of the many significant changes in Chinese society, polity, and economy; and an annotated timeline of modern Chinese history from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to China's civil war (1946-49).

A Chronology of the PRC under Mao Zedong (1949-1976)

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Divides Japanese history from 1600 to the present into four periods, providing teachers with a synopsis of major events placed in the context of overall historical developments. Also includes a timeline activity for students (to be completed with information from the reading).

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