Timeline of Nanjing

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.

History of China
History of China
Neolithic c. 8500–c. 2100 BC
Xia dynasty c. 2100–c. 1600 BC
Shang dynasty c. 1600–c. 1046 BC
Zhou dynasty c. 1045–256 BC
 Western Zhou
 Eastern Zhou
   Spring and Autumn
   Warring States
Qin dynasty 221–206 BC
Han dynasty 206 BC – 220 AD
  Western Han
  Xin dynasty
  Eastern Han
Three Kingdoms 220–280
  Wei, Shu and Wu
Jin dynasty 265–420
  Western Jin
  Eastern Jin 16 Kingdoms
Southern and Northern Dynasties
Sui dynasty 581–618
Tang dynasty 618–907
  (Second Zhou 690–705)
5 Dynasties and
10 Kingdoms

Liao dynasty
Song dynasty
  Northern Song W. Xia
  Southern Song Jin
Yuan dynasty 1271–1368
Ming dynasty 1368–1644
Qing dynasty 1644–1911
Republic of China 1912–1949
People's Republic
of China

Republic of
China on Taiwan


Prior to 3rd century[edit]

3rd-12th centuries[edit]

14th century[edit]

15th-18th centuries[edit]

Nanjing, ca.1660s

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Schellinger and Salkin, ed. (1996), International Dictionary of Historic Places: Asia and Oceania, Routledge, ISBN 9781884964046 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Kenneth Pletcher, ed. (2011). Geography of China: Sacred and Historic Places. Britannica Educational Publishing. 
  3. ^ Chye Kiang Heng (1999), Cities of Aristocrats and Bureaucrats: the Development of Medieval Chinese Cityscapes, Singapore: Singapore University Press, ISBN 9971692236 
  4. ^ Lucille Chia (2005). "Of Three Mountains Street: the Commercial Publishers of Ming Nanjing". Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China. University of California Press. 
  5. ^ C.C. Clarke (1820), The Hundred Wonders of the World (8th ed.), London: Phillips & Co. 
  6. ^ a b c d Claudius Madrolle (1912), "Nanking", Northern China, Paris: Hachette & Company, OCLC 8741409 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Nanking", Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th ed.), New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica Co., 1910, OCLC 14782424 
  8. ^ "Manchus' Day of Massacre". New York Times. 11 November 1911. 
  9. ^ Coching Chu (1922), The climate of Nanking during the period 1905-1921, Nanking 
  10. ^ Meine Pieter Van Dijk (2006), Managing Cities in Developing Countries, Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN 9781845428808 
  11. ^ a b c Ivan Cucco (2008), "The Professional Middle Class", in David S.G. Goodman, The New Rich in China, Routledge, ISBN 9780415455640 

This article incorporates information from the Chinese Wikipedia.

Further reading[edit]

Published in the 14th-19th centuries
  • Hongwu Jingcheng Tuzhi [Illustrated Gazetteer of the Capital in the Hongwu Era]. 1395. 
  • Chu Chih-fan; Lu Shou-po (1624). Jinling Tuyong [Gazetteer of Nanjing].  [1][2]
  • Johannes Nieuhof (1668), "(Nanking)", Legatio batavica ad magnum Tartariæ chamum Sungteium, modernum Sinæ imperatorem (in Latin), Amstelodami: Jacob von Meurs, OCLC 2134985 
  • Jedidiah Morse; Richard C. Morse (1823), "Nanking", A New Universal Gazetteer (4th ed.), New Haven: S. Converse 
Published in the 20th century

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°03′00″N 118°46′00″E / 32.05°N 118.766667°E / 32.05; 118.766667