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History of Taiwan
Timeline of Taiwanese history

Prehistory Taiwan (including the Pescadores) was first populated by Austronesian peoples. ... The Prehistory of Taiwan includes the late Paleolithic era. ...

Dutch and Spanish settlers rule
Tungning Kingdom
Qing Dynasty rule
Republic of Formosa
Japanese Empire rule
Chinese Republic rule

This is a timeline of the History of Taiwan including the History of the Republic of China on Taiwan (1945-present). The Island Formosa and the Pescadores/ Johannes Vingboons/ ca. ... The Kingdom of Tungning or Dongning (東寧王國; pinyin: Dōngníng Wángguó ) was the first Han Chinese state to exist on Taiwan, between 1661 and 1683. ... Qing Dynasty ruled Taiwan from 1683 to 1895. ... The flag for the Republic of Formosa, 1895, depicting a tiger. ... The Japanese colonial period, Japanese rule or the Japanese occupation[1], in the context of Taiwans history, refers to the period between 1895 and 1945 during which Taiwan was a Japanese colony. ... The Republic of China (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) succeeded the Qing Dynasty in 1912, ending 2,000 years of imperial rule. ... Pictoral chronology of intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency Chronology is the science of locating events in time. ... Taiwan (including the Pescadores) was first populated by Austronesian peoples. ... The Republic of China succeeded the Qing Dynasty in China and ruled mainland China from 1912 to 1949 and has ruled Taiwan (along with several islands of Fujian) since 1945. ...


For the timeline of the History of the Republic of China on mainland China (1912-1949), see Timeline of Republic of China history. The Republic of China (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) succeeded the Qing Dynasty in 1912, ending 2,000 years of imperial rule. ... This is a timeline of the History of the Republic of China on mainland China (1912-1949). ...

Contents

Pre-Historic Times

  • Approx 7000 B.C: settled by ancestors of present-day Taiwanese aborigines.
  • 300: Earliest record of Taiwan in Chinese writing.
  • 1100: Han Chinese settled Pescadores since the 1100s (perhaps earlier), and hence moved to the main island.

Total population 2006: 458,000 [1] 2004: 454,600 [16] Homelands in Taiwan Mountainous terrain running in five ranges from the northern to the southern tip of the island Narrow eastern plains Orchid Island (Lán Yǔ) Languages 14 living Formosan languages. ... Events Romano-Celtic temple-mausoleum complex is constructed in Lullingstone, and also in Anderida (approximate date). ... Events William II of England dies in a hunting accident - Henry I becomes King of England King Henry I proclaims the Charter of Liberties, one of the first examples of a constitution. ... Languages Chinese languages Religions Predominantly Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, traditional Chinese religions, and atheism. ...

15th Century

(14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Events July 21 - Battle of Shrewsbury. ... For other uses, see Ming. ... Zheng He (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Cheng Ho; Birth name: 馬三寶 / 马三宝; pinyin: ; Arabic name: حجّي محمود Hajji Mahmud) (1371–1433), was a famous Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who made the voyages collectively referred to as the travels of Eunuch Sanbao to the Western Ocean (Chinese: 三保太監下西洋) or...

16th Century

  • 1544: Portuguese sailors passing Taiwan record in the ship's log the name Ilha Formosa (Beautiful Island).
  • 1582: Portuguese shipwreck survivors battle malaria and aborigines for ten weeks before returning to Macau on a raft.
  • 1592: Japan seeks sovereignty over Taiwan (Takayamakoku 高山国 in Japanese, lit. high mountain country) but the efforts proved inconclusive [1].

(15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Events April 11 - Battle of Ceresole - French forces under the Comte dEnghien defeat Imperial forces under the Marques Del Vasto near Turin. ... Events January 15 - Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland February 24 - Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. ... Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease that is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. ... Events January 30 - The death of Pope Innocent IX during the previous year had left the Papal throne vacant. ...

17th Century

  • 1604: Dutch envoy Wijbrand van Waerwijck and his army are ordered to occupy the Pescadores in order to open trade with China. However Ming general Shen You-rong demanded their withdrawal [2].
  • 1609: Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan sends feudal lord Arima Haruno (有馬晴信) on an exploratory mission to Taiwan [3].
  • 1616: Nagasaki official Murayama Tōan (村山等安) leads troops on an unsuccessful invasion of Taiwan [4].
  • 1622: Dutch envoy Cornelis Reijerszoon occupies the Pescadores in an attempt to persuade China to open trade. The Ming court rejects his proposal.

(16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Events January 14 – Hampton Court conference with James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of Puritans September 20 – Capture of Ostend by Spanish forces under Ambrosio Spinola after a three year siege. ... The Pescadores (Traditional Chinese: 澎湖群島; Hanyu Pinyin: Pénghú Qúndăo; Tongyong Pinyin: Pénghú Cyúndăo; Wade-Giles: Peng-Hu Chun-Tao; Taiwanese POJ: Phêⁿ-ô·-kōan, from Portuguese, fishermen, pron. ... // Events April 4 – King of Spain signs an edit of expulsion of all moriscos from Spain April 9 – Spain recognizes Dutch independence May 23 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... == {| align=right cellpadding=3 id=toc style=margin-left: 15px; |- | align=center colspan=2 | Years: 1613 1614 1615 - 1616 - 1617 1618 1619 |- | align=center colspan=2 | Decades: 1580s 1590s 1600s - 1610s - 1620s 1630s 1640s |- tall> 16th century - 17th century - 18th century |} randomised 1616 was a leap year starting on Friday... Nagasaki (Japanese: 長崎市, Nagasaki-shi  , long peninsula) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. ... Events January 1 - In the Gregorian calendar, January 1 is declared as the first day of the year, instead of March 25. ... The Pescadores (Traditional Chinese: 澎湖群島; Hanyu Pinyin: Pénghú Qúndăo; Tongyong Pinyin: Pénghú Cyúndăo; Wade-Giles: Peng-Hu Chun-Tao; Taiwanese POJ: Phêⁿ-ô·-kōan, from Portuguese, fishermen, pron. ...

Dutch Empire colony (August 26, 1624-February 1, 1662)

  • 1624: Ming China opens trade with the Dutch provided they move to Taiwan island. The Dutch establish a trading base for commerce with Japan and coastal China. Dutch official Maarten Sonk takes up his new post at Tayuan (present-day Anping, Tainan County) beginning the Dutch rule of Taiwan.
  • 1624: Dutch begin construction of Fort Zeelandia which is completed ten years later.
  • 1626: Spain sends an expedition to Santisima Trinidad (Keelung) and build Fort San Salvador due to the Dutch threat to Chinese and Japanese trade to the Spanish Philippines.
  • 1628: Spanish establish a settlement at Tamsui and build Fort Santo Domingo in an attempt to attract Chinese merchants.
  • 1642: With the Dutch in southern Taiwan and the Spanish in northern Taiwan, confrontation between the two adversaries were inevitable and eventually the Dutch drive the Spanish out of Taiwan, becoming the sole ruling power on Taiwan.
  • 1653: Taiwan becomes the second most profitable trading house in Asia behind Japan due to its ideal central location between Japan, China and southeast Asia.

Image File history File links Prinsenvlag. ... A map showing the territory that the Netherlands held at various points in history. ... Events January 24 - Alfonso Mendez, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa. ... Anping (安平) is a district of Tainan City. ... Tainan County (Traditional Chinese: 台南縣; Hanyu Pinyin: Táinán Xiàn; Tongyong Pinyin: Táinán Siàn; Wade-Giles: Tai-nan Hsien; Taiwanese: Tâi-lâm-koān) is a county in Southern Taiwan . ... Events January 24 - Alfonso Mendez, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa. ... Fort Zeelandia may refer to either of two forts, one built by the Dutch and the other renamed by them: Fort Zeelandia on Formosa (now Taiwan) Fort Zeelandia at Paramaribo (originally called Fort Willoughby) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... Events September 30 - Nurhaci, chieftain of the Jurchens and founder of the Qing Dynasty dies and is succeeded by his son Hong Taiji. ... Keelung City (Traditional Chinese: 基隆; Hanyu Pinyin: JÄ«lóng; Tongyong Pinyin: Jilóng; Wade-Giles: Chi-lung; POJ: Ke-lâng) is a provincial city of Taiwan, Republic of China. ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... Lover Bridge of Tamsui/ taken by Liyu/ 7 July, 2004 Tamsui (Chinese: 淡水, Taiwanese: Tām-súi/Tām-chúi, Tongyong Pinyin: Danshuei, Hanyu Pinyin: Danshui) is a sea-side town in Taipei County, Taiwan Province, Republic of China. ... Fort Santo Domingo was built by the Spanish in 1629 at Tamsui in the northwestern coast of Taiwan. ... Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ... Events February 2 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated. ...

Kingdom of Tungning (1662-1683)

  • 1662: Koxinga lays siege to Fort Zeelandia with the Dutch surrendering nine months later.

The Kingdom of Tungning or Dongning (東寧王國; pinyin: Dōngníng Wángguó ) was the first Han Chinese state to exist on Taiwan, between 1661 and 1683. ... Events February 1 - The Chinese pirate Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege. ... Koxinga (Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Gúoxìngyé; Tongyong Pinyin: Gúosìngyé; Taiwanese; Kok-sèng-iâ/Kok-sìⁿ-iâ) is the popular name of Zheng Chenggong (Traditional Chinese: 鄭成功; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhèng Chénggōng; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhèng Chénggong; Wade-Giles: Cheng Cheng-kung; Pe...

Qing Dynasty rule (1683-May 25, 1895)

Image File history File links China_Qing_Dynasty_Flag_1862. ... The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: ; pinyin: Qīng cháo; Wade-Giles: Ching chao; Manchu: daicing gurun), occasionally known as the Manchu Dynasty, was a dynasty founded by the Manchu clan Aisin Gioro, in what is today northeast China, expanded into China and the surrounding territories, establishing the Empire... Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect; consequentally, like that word, is its applied in English in relation to actual Prefects, whose title is just that (or the forms it takes in other, especially Romance, languages), in the broadest sense in...

19th Century

  • 1871: An Okinawan vessel shipwrecks on the southern tip of Taiwan resulting in the beheading of 54 crew members by the island's Paiwan tribe. Qing China denies compensation to Japan on the grounds that parts of Taiwan where aborigines reside were not under Qing jurisdiction.
  • 1874: Japan sends an expedition force of 3,600 soldiers to Taiwan to test the situation for colonizing the island.
  • 1875: Taiwan is divided into two prefectures, north and south.
  • 1887: Taiwan is made into a province with Liu Mingchuan as the first governor.
  • 1884: Keelung and Tamsui harbor are blockaded by the French Navy during the Sino-French War.
  • 1895: Qing China signs the Treaty of Shimonoseki ceding Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands to Japan after being defeated repeatedly by the Japanese Navy in the First Sino-Japanese War.

Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Slabstone House by Paiwan ca. ... Total population 2006: 458,000 [1] 2004: 454,600 [16] Homelands in Taiwan Mountainous terrain running in five ranges from the northern to the southern tip of the island Narrow eastern plains Orchid Island (Lán YÇ”) Languages 14 living Formosan languages. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Liu Mingchuan (1836-1896, 劉銘傳). Chinese official during the Qing dynasty. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The French Navy, officially called the National Navy (French: Marine Nationale) is the maritime arm of the French military. ... Combatants France Qing Dynasty Black Flag Army Annam Strength 15,000 to 20,000 soldiers (including Spanish and Filipino volunteers) 25,000 to 35,000 soldiers (from the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang and Yunnan) Casualties 2,100 killed or wounded 10,000 killed or wounded The 1884 Battle... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Shunpanrō hall where the Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed The Treaty of Shimonoseki (Japanese: 下関条約, Shimonoseki Jōyaku), known as the Treaty of Maguan (T. Chinese: 馬關條約, S. Chinese: 马关条约;) in China, was signed at the Shunpanrō hall on April 17, 1895 between the Empire of Japan and the Qing Empire. ... The Pescadores Islands (Traditional Chinese: 澎湖群島; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Peng-hu; Taiwanese POJ: Phêⁿ-ô·-kōan, from Portuguese, fishermen, pron. ... Combatants Qing Empire (China) Empire of Japan Commanders Li Hongzhang Yamagata Aritomo Strength 630,000 men Beiyang Army, Beiyang Fleet 240,000 men Imperial Japanese Army, Imperial Japanese Navy Casualties 35,000 dead or wounded 13,823 dead, 3,973 wounded The First Sino–Japanese War (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Japanese...

Republic of Formosa (May 25, 1895-October 21, 1895)

  • 1895: Pro-Qing officials declare the Republic of Formosa in an attempt to resist the arrival of the Japanese. Tang Jing-song (唐景崧) named president.

Image File history File links ImageRepublic_of_Formosa_1895_flag. ... The flag for the Republic of Formosa, 1895, depicting a tiger. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The flag for the Republic of Formosa, 1895, depicting a tiger. ...

Empire of Japan colony (June 2, 1895-October 25, 1945)

Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_-_variant. ... Anthem: Kimi ga Yo Imperial Reign Slogan: Fukoku Kyohei Enrich the Country, Strengthen the Military (a. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Bank of Taiwan established in 1897 headquatered in Taipei. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1944 note worth one Taiwan yen The Taiwan yen is a former unit of currency which was on a par with the Japanese yen. ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ...

20th Century

  • 1901: Railroad between Keelung and Hsinchu rebuilt.
  • 1904: Taiwan bank notes issued.
  • 1905: Earthquake in Chiayi.
  • 1905: First population census. (First Provisional Taiwan Household Registration Survey)
  • 1905: Taiwan becomes financially self-sufficient and is weaned off subsidies from Japan's central government.
  • 1907: Beipu Incident led by Cai Ching-lin (蔡清琳).
  • 1908: North-South (Western Line) Railway completed.

(19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Keelung City (Traditional Chinese: 基隆; Hanyu Pinyin: JÄ«lóng; Tongyong Pinyin: Jilóng; Wade-Giles: Chi-lung; POJ: Ke-lâng) is a provincial city of Taiwan, Republic of China. ... The main landmark of Hsinchu is its East Gate. ... Year 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Chiayi City (Chinese: 嘉義市; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: chia-yi shih; Taiwanese: Ka-gÄ« chhÄ«) is a provincial city in Southwestern Taiwan. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

1911-1918

  • 1913: Miaoli Incident.
  • 1915: Tapani Incident, largest revolt in Taiwanese history; over 100 protesters killed by Japanese authorities.
  • 1915: Silai Temple Incident led by Yu Ching-fang (余清芳).

Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Dōka: "Integration" (1919-1935)

Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Hirohito (Japanese: ) (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 1926 to 1989. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Taiwanese Peoples Party (Taiwanese: Tâi-oân Bîn-chiòng Tóng; Japanese: Taiwan Minsyuto; Traditional Chinese: 臺灣民眾黨, pinyin: Taiwan Minzhongdang), founded 1927, was nominally Taiwans first political party, preceding the founding of the Taiwanese Communist Party by nine months. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... National Taiwan University (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Tongyong Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kuo2-li4 tai2-wan1 ta4-hsüeh2; POJ: Kok-li̍p Tâi-ôan Tāi-ha̍k; abbreviation NTU)[2] is a national university in Taipei, Taiwan. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... The Wushe Incident (Japanese: 霧社事件 Musha Jiken) was the biggest and the last rebellion against Japanese colonial forces in Taiwan, resulting in the massacre of the Taiwanese aborigine group, Atayal in 1930. ... A woman with a child of Atayal using a machine to make clothes, 1900 Traditional aboriginal designs are often found on modern buildings in Taiwan in places where aborigines traditionally live. ... A Rukai village Chief visiting the Department of Anthropology in Tokyo Imperial University during the Japanese rule. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Miaoli City (Chinese: 苗栗市; Pinyin: Miáolì Shì; Taiwanese POJ: Biâu-le̍k-chhÄ«) is the capital of Miaoli County, Taiwan. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Kōminka: "Subjects of the Emperor" (1936-1945)

  • 1937: Four national parks planned.
  • 1937: Sun Moon Lake Hydroelectric Power Plant completed.
  • 1939: Industrial production surpasses agricultural production.
  • 1941: Taiwan Revolutionary League formed to coordinate anti-Japan resistance.
  • 1941: Segregation of primary schools between Japanese and Taiwanese children ends.
  • 1941: Pingtung Line Railroad completed
  • 1943: Compulsory primary education begins. Enrollment rates reached 71.3% for Taiwanese children (including 86.4% for aborigine children) and 99.6% for Japanese children in Taiwan making Taiwan's enrollment rate the second highest in Asia after Japan [5].
  • 1945: Popular Legislature Election Law enacted.
  • 1945: Japan and (Japanese) Taiwan defeated in World War II by United States military forces, United States delegates the military occupation of Taiwan to the Kuomintang (or Chinese Nationalist Party) which appoints Chen Yi to be Chief Executive of Taiwan Province under ROC.

Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2005 Sun Moon Lake (Chinese: 日月潭, Pinyin: rìyuètán, Zintun in the Thao language) is the largest lake in Taiwan as well as a popular tourist attraction. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Nationalist Party of China (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Tongyong Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chung1-kuo2 Kuo2-min2-tang3), commonly known as the Kuomintang (KMT), is a centre-right political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, and is currently the largest political party in terms of sitting... Chen Yi, the first ROC Chief Executive and Garrison Commander of Taiwan. ... ROC, Roc, roc, R.O.C or R.o. ...

Republic of China on Taiwan (October 25, 1945-present)

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... The Republic of China succeeded the Qing Dynasty in China and ruled mainland China from 1912 to 1949 and has ruled Taiwan (along with several islands of Fujian) since 1945. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... During the 228 Incident, a crowd of angry people gathered in downtown Taipei. ... It has been suggested that The White Terror (France) be merged into this article or section. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Chen Yi, the first ROC Chief Executive and Garrison Commander of Taiwan. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... ISO 4217 Code TWD User(s) Republic of China Inflation 0. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The Nationalist Party of China (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Tongyong Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chung1-kuo2 Kuo2-min2-tang3), commonly known as the Kuomintang (KMT), is a centre-right political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, and is currently the largest political party in terms of sitting... Combatants Chinese Nationalists Chinese Communists Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Mao Zedong Strength 4,300,000 (July 1946) 3,650,000 (June 1948) 1,490,000 (June 1949) 1,200,000 (July 1946) 2,800,000 (June 1948) 4,000,000 (June 1949) The Chinese Civil War (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Motto: Three Principles of the People (三民主義 San-min Chu-i) Anthem: National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital Taipei (de facto)  Nanking (de jure)1  Largest city Taipei Official languages Mandarin (GuóyÇ”) Government Semi-presidential system  - President Chen Shui-bian  - Vice President Annette Lu  - Premier Su Tseng-chang... For other uses, see Nanjing (disambiguation). ... Nickname: the City of Azaleas (杜鵑花之城) Coordinates: Country Republic of China Region Northern Taiwan Capital Xinyi Dist (信義區) Mayor Hau Lung-bin Area    - City 271. ...

1951-1960

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Prime Minister Yoshida Shigeru gives a speech on reconciliation and rapport ) at the San Francisco Peace conference. ... The Shunpanrō hall where the Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed The Treaty of Shimonoseki (Japanese: 下関条約, Shimonoseki Jōyaku), known as the Treaty of Maguan (T. Chinese: 馬關條約, S. Chinese: 马关条约;) in China, was signed at the Shunpanrō hall on April 17, 1895 between the Empire of Japan and the Qing Empire. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Taiwan Strait The Second Taiwan Strait Crisis, also called the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis, was a conflict that took place between the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC) governments in which the PRC was accused by Taiwan of shelling the islands of Matsu and... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...

1961-1970

  • 1964: Shihmen Reservoir completed.
  • 1964: Peng Ming-min arrested for the draft of A Declaration of Formosan Self-salvation.

1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Peng Ming-min(Taiwanese: Phêⁿ Bêng-bín; 彭明敏, pinyin: Péng Míngmǐn) (born August 15, 1923) is a noted Taiwan independence activist and politician. ...

1971-1980

1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Motto: Three Principles of the People (三民主義 San-min Chu-i) Anthem: National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital Taipei (de facto)  Nanking (de jure)1  Largest city Taipei Official languages Mandarin (GuóyÇ”) Government Semi-presidential system  - President Chen Shui-bian  - Vice President Annette Lu  - Premier Su Tseng-chang... Chinas seat in the United Nations has been occupied by the Peoples Republic of China since November 23, 1971. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Chiang Kai-shek (October 31, 1887 – April 5, 1975) was a Chinese military and political leader who assumed the leadership of the Kuomintang (KMT) after the 1925 death of Sun Yat-sen. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... The Taiwan Relations Act is an act of the United States Congress passed in 1979 after the establishment of relations with the Peoples Republic of China and the (pro forma) breaking of relations between the United States and the Republic of China on Taiwan by President Jimmy Carter. ... Type Bicameralism Houses Senate House of Representatives United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D, since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D, since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... The Kaohsiung Incident (Chinese: 高雄事件), also known as the Formosa Incident (Chinese: 美麗島事件), was the result of pro-democracy demonstrations that occurred in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China to commemorate Human Rights Day on December 10, 1979. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... During the 228 Incident, a crowd of angry people gathered in downtown Taipei. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Hsinchu Science Park (Chinese: 新竹科學園區; Hanyu Pinyin: XÄ«nzhú KÄ“ Xué Yuán QÅ«) was established by the government of the Republic of China on December 15, 1980. ...

1981-1990

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) (Traditional Chinese: 民主進步黨; Simplified Chinese: 民主进步党; abbrev. ... The Tangwai (黨外; pinyin: dăng wài; literally, outside the party) movement was a political movement in the Republic of China on Taiwan in the mid-1970s and early 1980s. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yuan Tseh Lee (Chinese: 李遠哲 Pinyin: Lǐ YuÇŽnzhé, Wade-Giles: Li³ Yüan³-che²) (born November 19, 1936) is a famous chemist. ... Nobel Prize medal. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Martial law (disambiguation). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chiang Ching-kuo (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chiang Ching-kuo) (April 271, 1910 - January 13, 1988), Kuomintang (KMT) politician and leader, was the son of Chiang Kai-shek and held numerous posts in the government of the Republic of China (from 1949 on Taiwan). ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is 李 (Li). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The view of the memorial hall from the Concert Hall. ...

1991-2000

1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The South-Link Line (南迴線) is a line of the Taiwan Railway Administration. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Legislative Yuan building in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City (the view is partially obscured by the childrens hospital building of the National Taiwan University Hospital). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is 李 (Li). ... Taiwan Strait The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, also called the 1995-1996 Taiwan Strait Crisis or the 1996 Taiwan Strait Crisis, was the effect of a series of missile tests conducted by the Peoples Republic of China in the waters surrounding Taiwan including the Taiwan Strait from July 21... The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TSEC) is a financial institution, located in Taiwan, Republic of China, located at 17 Po-Ai Road, Taipei, Taiwan. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The Taiwan Relations Act is an act of the United States Congress passed in 1979 after the establishment of relations with the Peoples Republic of China and the (pro forma) breaking of relations between the United States and the Republic of China on Taiwan by President Jimmy Carter. ... USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier in the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class. ... USS Enterprise, a supercarrier, and the conventionally-sized aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle A Supercarrier is a ship belonging to the largest class of aircraft carrier. ... Taiwan Strait Area The Taiwan Strait or Formosa Strait is a 180km-wide Strait between mainland China and the island of Taiwan. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... During the 228 Incident, a crowd of angry people gathered in downtown Taipei. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is 李 (Li). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is 李 (Li). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Muzha Line is a line of the Taipei Rapid Transit System. ... The Taipei Rapid Transit System (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: TáibÄ›i Dàzhòng Jiéyùn XìtÇ’ng, also known as the MRT, Metro Taipei, or by locals simply as the Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: TáibÄ›i Jiéyùn) is a series of underground and elevated metro... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Danshui (Danshuei) Line is a line of the Taipei Rapid Transit System. ... The Taipei Rapid Transit System (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: TáibÄ›i Dàzhòng Jiéyùn XìtÇ’ng, also known as the MRT, Metro Taipei, or by locals simply as the Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: TáibÄ›i Jiéyùn) is a series of underground and elevated metro... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Chi-Chi earthquake (also known as 921 earthquake) occurred on September 21, 1999 in central Taiwan at 1:47 am local time (September 20 17:47 GMT) and measured 7. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Chen Shui-bian, President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian (ch. ... The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) (Traditional Chinese: 民主進步黨; Simplified Chinese: 民主进步党; abbrev. ... The Election for the 10th-term President and Vice-President of the Republic of China (第十任中華民國總統、副總統選舉), the second ever direct elections for President and Vice President of the Republic of China on Taiwan and the 10th... The Nationalist Party of China (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Tongyong Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chung1-kuo2 Kuo2-min2-tang3), commonly known as the Kuomintang (KMT), is a centre-right political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, and is currently the largest political party in terms of sitting... This article is about the year 2000. ...

21st Century

The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

2001-2006

  • 2001: Three mini-links between Kinmen, Matsu and the mainland of Fujian begins.
  • 2001: Private fixed-line telephone companies begin services.
  • 2001: Serious flooding caused by Typhoon Nari.
  • 2002: Entry into the World Trade Organization as an "independent customs territory" (not a "country").
  • 2002: Penetration rate of cellular phones exceeds 100%.
  • 2003: SARS outbreaks.
  • 2003: North-Link Line railroad electrified.
  • 2004: Second north-south freeway completed.
  • 2004: 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally.
  • 2004: Chen Shui-bian is re-elected by a margin of 0.22% votes after being shot the day before.
  • 2004: Taipei 101 becomes World's Tallest Building.
  • 2005: The first direct commercial airplane flights from Beijing to Taipei for the Chinese New Year.
  • 2005: The PRC passes an "anti-secession law" authorizing the use of force against Taiwan and the ROC government should it declare independence.
  • 2005: 1.6 million people marched in Taipei against China's "anti-secession law". Similar marches occur across the world by Taiwanese nationalists. Protests against the PRC were held worldwide, including, but not limited to: Chicago, New York City, Washington DC, Paris, and Sydney.
  • 2005: The KMT visits mainland China for the first time since 1949.
  • 2005: President Chen is invited and attends the funeral of Pope John Paul II. He is the first Taiwanese president to visit the Vatican.
  • 2005: The National Assembly is resurrected to implement several constitutional reforms, including single-member two-vote districts, and votes to transfer the power of constitutional reform to the popular ballot, essentially abolishing itself.
  • 2006: Taiwan's first high speed rail line begins operation.

2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kinmen (Traditional Chinese: 金門; Hanyu Pinyin: JÄ«nmén; Tongyong Pinyin: Jinmén; Wade-Giles: Chin-men; POJ: Kim-mnÌ‚g; also romanized Quemoy from Southern Min (in early Spanish romanization); literally Golden Door or Golden Gate), located at 24. ... The Matsu Islands (馬祖列島 or less frequently, 馬祖群島 Pinyin: MÇŽzÇ”) are a minor archipelago of 19 islands and islets in the Taiwan Strait administered as Lienchiang County (連江 Pinyin: Liánjiāng), Fukien Province of the Republic of China (ROC, now based on Taiwan). ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2001 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 2001, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between June and December. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... WTO redirects here. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sars may refer to any of the following: Severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly abbreviated as SARS Michael Sars, a Norwegian biologist, father of Georg Sars Georg Sars, a Norwegian biologist, son of Michael Sars Special Administrative Regions, commonly abbreviated as SARs Sars, Perm Krai, an urban settlement in Perm Krai... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The North-Link Line (北迴線) is the central section of the Eastern Line of the Taiwan Railway Administration. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... National Highway No. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chinese: 228百萬人手牽手護台灣; pinyin: 228 bǎi wàn rén shǒu qiān shǒu hù tái wān; meaning literally 228 one million people hand-in-hand to protect Taiwan) was a demonstration... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chen Shui-bian, President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian (ch. ... Elections for the President and Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) were held on March 20, 2004. ... Chen and Lu, only minutes before the shooting incident The 3-19 shooting incident (三一九槍擊事件) was a possible assassination attempt on President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Annette Lu while they were campaigning in Tainan on March 19, 2004, the day before the Republic of China presidential election. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. ... For many millennia the record holder for worlds tallest structure was clearly defined (see table below. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Chinese New Year decoration in Londons Chinatown Hand-painted Chinese New Years poetry pasted on the sides of doors leading to peoples homes, Lijiang, Yunnan, China. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837  - Mayor... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... KMT is the Nationalist Party of China. ... The highlighted area in the map is what is commonly known as mainland China. Mainland China (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: is a geopolitical term which is usually synonymous with the area currently administered by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC); however, it excludes the two special administrative regions... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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