Timeline of Nanjing

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

Prior to 3rd century[edit]

History of China
History of China
Neolithic c. 8500 – c. 2070 BC
Xia c. 2070 – c. 1600 BC
Shang c. 1600 – c. 1046 BC
Zhou c. 1046 – 256 BC
 Western Zhou
 Eastern Zhou
   Spring and Autumn
   Warring States
Qin 221–206 BC
Han 202 BC – 220 AD
  Western Han
  Eastern Han
Three Kingdoms 220–280
  Wei, Shu and Wu
Jin 265–420
  Western Jin
  Eastern Jin Sixteen Kingdoms
Northern and Southern dynasties
Sui 581–618
Tang 618–907
  (Wu Zhou 690–705)
Five Dynasties and
Ten Kingdoms

Liao 916–1125
Song 960–1279
  Northern Song Western Xia
  Southern Song Jin
Yuan 1271–1368
Ming 1368–1644
Qing 1636–1912
Republic of China 1912–1949
People's Republic of China 1949–present

3rd-12th centuries[edit]

14th century[edit]

Map of Nanjing (Jinling, Yingtian Fu) in Ming Dynasty

15th-18th centuries[edit]

Nanjing, ca.1660s

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Schellinger 1996.
  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 University Press, ISBN 9971692236
  4. ^ Chia 2005.
  5. ^ C.C. Clarke (1820), The Hundred Wonders of the World (8th ed.), London: Phillips & Co.
  6. ^ a b c d Madrolle 1912.
  7. ^ a b c d e Britannica 1910.
  8. ^ "Manchus' Day of Massacre" (PDF). New York Times. 11 November 1911.
  9. ^ Chu 1922.
  10. ^ United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistical Office (1976). "Population of capital city and cities of 100,000 and more inhabitants". Demographic Yearbook 1975. New York. pp. 253–279. Nanking
  11. ^ Meine Pieter Van Dijk (2006), Managing Cities in Developing Countries, Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN 9781845428808
  12. ^ a b c Ivan Cucco (2008), "The Professional Middle Class", in David S.G. Goodman (ed.), The New Rich in China, Routledge, ISBN 9780415455640
  13. ^ World Health Organization (2016), Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database, Geneva

This article incorporates information from the Chinese Wikipedia.


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
Published in the 21st century
  • 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.

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