Timeline of Guangzhou

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History of China
History of China
Neolithic c. 8500 – c. 2070 BC
Xia dynasty c. 2070 – c. 1600 BC
Shang dynasty c. 1600 – c. 1046 BC
Zhou dynasty c. 1046 – 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 Sixteen Kingdoms
Southern and Northern Dynasties
Sui dynasty 581–618
Tang dynasty 618–907
  (Wu Zhou interregnum 690–705)
Five Dynasties and
Ten 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


The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Prior to 17th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

Painting of the Thirteen Factories, circa 1820, with flags of Denmark, Spain, the U.S., Sweden, Britain, and the Netherlands

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ ArchNet.org. "Guangzhou". Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
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  4. ^ a b c d e f g Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Springfield, Mass: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1960, OL 5812502M 
  5. ^ Inoue Hiromasa (1986). "Wu Lanxiu and Society in Guangzhou on the Eve of the Opium War". Modern China 12. 
  6. ^ a b "Guangzhou (China) Newspapers". WorldCat. USA: Online Computer Library Center. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ Canton Register v.8, 1835
  8. ^ a b c Johnathan A. Farris (2007). "Thirteen Factories of Canton: An Architecture of Sino-Western Collaboration and Confrontation". Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum 14. 
  9. ^ Maggie Keswick (2003), The Chinese Garden, Frances Lincoln Publishers, ISBN 9780711220317 
  10. ^ a b Chor-Pang Lo; Clifton W. Pannell; Roy Welch (1977). "Land Use Changes and City Planning in Shenyang and Canton". Geographical Review 67. 
  11. ^ Xavier Paulès (2009). "Opium in the City: A Spatial Study of Guangzhou's Opium Houses, 1923–1936". Modern China 35. 
  12. ^ Arif Dirlik (1997). "Modern China" 23. 
  13. ^ John Stewart Bowman, ed. (2000). Columbia Chronologies of Asian History & Culture. Columbia University Press. 
  14. ^ "部分年份城乡人口分布". 广东省志:人口志 (in Chinese). Local Records Office of Guangdong. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  15. ^ Lap Lam (2007). "The Revival of Classical-Style Poetry Writing: A Field Study of Poetry Societies in Guangzhou". Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews 29. 
  16. ^ "Guangzhou". China. Lonely Planet. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  17. ^ Nicholas Kristof (May 3, 1992). "Guangzhou: Let a Thousand Lipsticks Bloom". New York Times. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b 广州市商业网点发展规划主报告(2003—2012)(下篇) (PDF) (in Chinese). Department of Market System Development, Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  19. ^ Free Trade Zone and Port Hinterland Development, United Nations Publications, 2005 
  20. ^ "China". Art Spaces Directory. New York: New Museum. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  21. ^ Charles Komanoff (March 15, 2010). "Postcard From a Guangzhou Traffic Jam". New York Times. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 

This article incorporates information from the Chinese Wikipedia, Dutch Wikipedia, and the Japanese Wikipedia.

Further reading[edit]

Published in the 17th-18th century[edit]

Published in the 19th century[edit]

Published in the 20th century[edit]

Published in the 21st century[edit]

  • Victoria and Albert Museum (2003), Souvenir from Canton : Chinese export paintings from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Shanghai: Shanghai gu ji chu ban she, ISBN 7532535487, 7532535487 
  • Hilary du Cros and Yok-shiu F. Lee, ed. (2007), Cultural Heritage Management in China: Preserving the Cities of the Pearl River Delta, UK: Routledge, ISBN 9780415397193, 0415397197 
  • Evan Osnos (February 9, 2009). "Letter from China: The Promised Land". The New Yorker: 50–.  (Article about Africans in Guangzhou)
  • Gregory Bracken, ed. (2012). Aspects of Urbanization in China: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou. Amsterdam University Press. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°08′00″N 113°16′00″E / 23.133333°N 113.266667°E / 23.133333; 113.266667