Political Periods

The history of Christianity and Adventism is divided into periods according to political or national events in China and the World, such as wars, political movements, changes of dynasties, and major civil events. These events are happenings outside of the church. 
The major periods are.....
  1. Ancient and Imperial China (2250 BC to 1911 AD)
    1. Legendary Period (2250 BC onwards)
    2. Tang Dynasty (7 century AD)
    3. Yuen Dynasty
    4. Ming Dynasty
    5. Qing Dynasty
  2. Nationalist Republic of China  (1911-)
    1. Early Years
    2. Sino-Japanese War (1939-1945)
    3. Post War Period (1945-1949)
  3. People Republic of China (1949 - ....)
    1. Beginning Years (1949-1965)
    2. Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)
    3. Post Cultural Revolution(1977-1989)
    4. Modernization of China (1990-.....)
  4. Adventists in China Today 
China Timeline
This timeline is mainly based on the work of Leon Poon at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

 DateSub-Date Dynasty 朝代 Western events
 2200-1600 BC Xia 夏  Stonehenge 
 1600-1027 BC Shang King Tut 
 1027-771 BC West Zhou 西周 King David 
 770-221 BC Eat Zhou    
  770-476 Spring & Autumn 春秋Confucius 
  475-221 Warring States戰國 Alexander 
 221-207 BC Qin 秦 Rome 
 206 BC-24 AD West Han  西漢 Christ
 25-220 AD East Han   東漢 
220-280 AD  Three Kingdom   
  220-265 Wei魏  
  221-263Shu   
  229-280Wu   
265-316 AD  West Jin   西晉 
 317-420 AD East Jin    
420-588 AD  South & North Dynasties  南北 
 420-588 South- Song, Qi, Liang, Chen    宋, 齊梁陳 
  386-588North- Wei, Qi, Zhou魏,齊  
 581-617 AD  SuiMohamad 
 618-907 AD  TangNestorian 
907-960 AD  Five Dynasties- Late Liang, Tang, Jin, Han, Zhou 五代- 後       
 907-979  Ten Kingdom 
 960-1279 AD Song   
 916-1125 AD  Liao  
 1038-1227 AD  West Xia  西 
 1115-1234 AD  Jin金  
1279-1368 AD   Yuan元 Fraciscans 
 1368-1644 AD  MingJesuits 
 1644-1911 AD Qing Presbyterian,
Hudson Taylor, Adventists 
 1911-1949 AD Republic of China 中华民国 WWI, WWII
AD 1949 -  ...  ROC-Taiwan  
 AD 1949 - ...  People Republic of China中华人民共和国