Chinese History (Part 2)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 728

  • 1893-08-10 Chinese deported from San Francisco under Exclusion Act
  • 1893-11-29 Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
  • 1894-03-17 US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
  • 1894-06-30 Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
  • 1894-09-15 Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
  • 1894-11-19 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap)
  • 1895-05-08 China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
  • 1896-08-29 Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
  • 1898-06-09 China leases Hong Kong's new territories to the United Kingdom for 99 years
  • 1898-06-16 China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
  • 1898-09-21 Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1899-04-20 David Beatty is appointed executive officer of the HMS Barfleur, a small battleship and flagship of the China Station

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 1900-01-02 John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China.
  • 1900-01-27 Foreign diplomats in Peking, China, write formal notes of protest demanding that the Chinese Government stop the Boxes and other groups leading attacks on Westerners and Christians.
  • 1900-02-16 1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po, San Francisco)
  • 1900-03-20 US Secretary of State John Hay announces that all nations to whom he sent notes calling for an 'open door' policy in China have essentially accepted his stand
  • 1900-05-17 In China, three villages within 100 miles of Peking are burned by Boxers and 60 Chinese Christians killed
  • 1900-05-28 In China, rioters provoked by Boxers burn the Fengtai Railway Station, where many Belgians work
  • 1900-06-06 Boxers cut off all railroad links between Peking and Tientsin, main port city of Peking
  • 1900-06-09 In China, Boxers destroy the race course in Peking, a few miles from the legations and the center and symbol of diplomatic social life and Western privilege.
  • 1900-06-10 In China, a relief column of some 2000 men set out from Tientsin to relieve foreigners trapped in Peking
  • 1900-06-11 David Beatty and 150 men from HMS Barfleur land as part of a force of 2,400 defending Tientsin from 15,000 Chinese troops plus Boxers
  • 1900-06-13 In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night
  • 1900-06-16 In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks
  • 1900-06-20 In China, most foreigners in the Peking legations now accept that they are under siege by Boxers
  • 1900-06-20 Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route
  • 1900-06-22 In China, practically the whole foreign community in Peking, including many Chinese Christians, retreat to British compounds
  • 1900-06-25 Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland
  • 1900-06-26 Japan mobilizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising in China and to advance their long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia
  • 1900-06-29 The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity
  • 1900-07-16 A report appears in London that all foreigners in Peking, China, have been massacred. Although soon exposed as false, the report helps mobilize support for relief of foreigners
  • 1900-07-16 Russia launch an offensive against the Chinese in Manchuria
  • 1900-08-04 An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion
  • 1900-08-15 The Boxer Rebellion: In China, the Empress, her family and court retainers flee while foreign troops move through Peking in an attempt to quell the rebellion
  • 1900-10-10 Foreign ministers in Peking begin their first serious negotiations over what conditions their nations will impose on the Chinese after putting down the Boxer uprising
  • 1900-10-16 Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, agreeing to maintain territorial integrity of China and support 'open door' policy called for by US Secretary of State
  • 1900-11-09 China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration
  • 1900-12-24 Foreign powers present the Chinese Empress with their list of 'irrevocable conditions' before their nations will withdraw troops from China
  • 1901-09-07 Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
  • 1902-01-30 Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea
  • 1902-02-01 China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
  • 1902-02-01 US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there
  • 1902-03-20 France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
  • 1902-04-08 Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months
  • 1902-04-29 Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines
  • 1904-06-22 Chinese laborers arrive in South Africa following a severe labor shortage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1905-08-20 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, forms the first chapter of T'ung Meng Hui, a union of all secret societies determined to bringing down the Manchus

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
  • 1906-10-11 San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis
  • 1906-11-06 Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people
  • 1906-11-21 China prohibits the opium trade
  • 1907-06-10 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East

  • 1907-06-14 Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
  • 1907-07-30 Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests
  • 1908-11-30 The US Secretary of State and Japan's ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an 'open door' policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
  • 1908-12-02 Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
  • 1909-10-26 Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister, shot and killed by Korean nationalist in Harbin, China
  • 1910-02-25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for British India to escape Chinese troops
  • 1910-03-10 Republic of China officailly abolishes slavery
  • 1911-11-10 Chinese Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)
  • 1911-12-29 Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of the Republic of China
  • 1912-01-01 Sun Yat-sen forms the Republic of China
  • 1912-02-12 China adopts Gregorian calendar
  • 1912-02-12 Last Ch'ing (Manchu) Emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates
  • 1912-04-02 Sun Yet Sen forms Guomindang Party in China
  • 1912-04-04 Chinese republic proclaimed in Tibet
  • 1912-08-25 The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
  • 1912-12-06 China votes for universal human rights
  • 1913-04-08 Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
  • 1913-04-26 Sun Yet San calls for revolt against President Yuan Shikai in China
  • 1913-09-01 Yuan Shikai captures Nanjing "2nd Chinese revolution"
  • 1913-10-10 Yuan Shikai installed as the 1st President of China
  • 1914-01-10 Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor
  • 1914-02-21 Bai Lang ("White Wolf") troops attack Zhanjiang, China
  • 1914-03-01 The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
  • 1914-03-18 White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen, China
  • 1914-05-01 China's 1st president Yuan Shikai wins dictatorial qualification
  • 1914-11-07 Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai
  • 1915-01-15 Japan claims economic control of China
  • 1915-01-18 Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
  • 1916-06-06 With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-sen
  • 1917-08-14 China declares war on Germany & Austria
  • 1917-08-31 In China, Sun Yat-sen and his supporters' 'rump' parliament establishes a military government and elects Sun Yat-sen as commander-in-Chief
  • 1917-11-02 Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China
  • 1919-05-04 Demonstrates organised by students erupt in China, after news from the Paris Peace Conference that the Allies intend to give Shangtung to Japan
  • 1919-09-10 China becomes a member of the League of Nations
  • 1920-07-16 China joins the League of Nations
  • 1920-09-23 Despite Japanese protests, China withdraws recognition of Tsarists representatives in China
  • 1920-10-02 The Chinese sign an agreement with the Russo-Asiatic Bank, largely French and Russian controlled, which will oversee the Chinese Eastern Railway, but give local supervision to China
  • 1920-12-16 8.5 earthquake rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000
  • 1921-02-25 The Living Buddha, Hutuktu, is crowned King of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
  • 1921-03-13 Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China
  • 1921-03-18 Steamer "Hong Koh" runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000
  • 1921-04-07 Revolutionary leader, Sun Yat-sen is elected President of China at Canton, though China remains divided into north and south and subject to rivalries of warlords
  • 1921-07-01 The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader
  • 1921-07-11 Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
  • 1921-07-23 Chinese communist party forms under guidance of Henk Sneevliet
  • 1921-11-05 Soviet Russia signs a treaty with Mongolia, temporarily supporting the new government against China and Japanese incursions
  • 1922-02-04 After boycotts and international pressure, Japan agrees to return Shantung Province to China
  • 1922-08-02 China is hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die
  • 1923-05-31 China & USSR exchange diplomats

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 323

  • 1899-06-10 Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)
  • 1900-12-08 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (d. 1990)

Person of interestNgô Đình Diệm

1901-01-03 Ngô Đình Diệm, President and authoritarian leader of South Vietnam (1954-63), born in Quảng Bình, French Indochina (d. 1963)

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • 1901-08-26 Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • 1902-01-16 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, born in Tianjin, China (d. 1945)

Person of interestWalter Houser Brattain

1902-02-10 Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist and Nobel laureate for his work on transistors, born in Amoy, China (d. 1987)

  • 1902-09-23 Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (d. 2003)
  • 1902-12-28 Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (Long River), born in Zhen'gan, Hunan Province (d. 1988)
  • 1903-01-06 Boris Blacher, Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament)
  • 1903-02-04 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • 1904-06-18 Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Yangtse Incident), born in Guangzhou, China (d. 1991)

Person of interestDeng Xiaoping

1904-08-22 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), born in Guang'an, Sichuan (d. 1997)

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • 1904-10-12 Ding Ling, Chinese writer (The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River), born in Linli, Hunan, China (d. 1986)
  • 1904-11-25 Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1905-01-03 Anna May Wong, American actress, 1st Chinese-American movie star (Shanghai Express), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1961)
  • 1905-07-19 Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist: Red star over China
  • 1906-01-13 Zhou Youguang [Zhou Yaoping], Chinese language scholar (father of pinyin), born in Changzhou (d. 2017)
  • 1906-02-07 Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
  • 1906-08-05 John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
  • 1907-12-05 Lin Biao, Chinese Communist Marshal during the Civil War and party leader, born in Huanggang, Hubei, Qing Empire (d. 1971)
  • 1908-03-30 Leslie O'Brien "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith, Chinese cricket bowler
  • 1908-05-26 Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), born in Semley, Wiltshire, England (d. 1992)
  • 1909-06-23 Li Xiannian, President of the People's Republic of China (1983-88), born in Hong'an, Hubei, China (d. 1992)
  • 1910-03-18 Chiang Ching-huo, son of Chinese president Chiang Kai-shek/President (1978-88)
  • 1910-03-27 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, born in Jinhua, Zhejiang province (d. 1996)
  • 1910-09-24 Cao Yu, Huaju writer (Peking Man), born in Tianjin, China (d. 1996)
  • 1911-06-02 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • 1911-07-17 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder,’), born in Beijing (d. 2016)
  • 1912-05-31 Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (conducted the Wu experiment), born in Liuhe, China (d. 1997)
  • 1912-12-04 Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)

Person of interestBảo Đại

1913-10-22 Bảo Đại, Vietnamese emperor and chief of state (Annam 1926-1945; State of Vietnam, 1949-1955), born in Hue, French Indochina

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại

Person of interestJiang Qing

1914-03-19 Jiang Qing [Madame Mao], Chinese communist and wife of Mao Zedong, born in Zhucheng, Shandong, China (d. 1991)

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • 1915-06-20 Terence Young, director (Dr No, Thunderball), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1916-12-01 Wan Li, Chinese reform politician, born in Dongping County, Shandong province (d. 2015)
  • 1917-01-06 Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
  • 1917-04-26 I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect (1961 Brunner Prize), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1919-02-06 Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • 1919-03-28 Jacob Avshalomov, American composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon), born in Tsingtao, China (d. 2013)
  • 1919-09-27 Jayne Meadows, American actress (Dark Delusion, David and Bathsheba) and wife of Steve Allen, born in Wuchang, Hubei, China (d. 2015)
  • 1919-11-10 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), born in Peking China (d. 1997)

Person of interestToshiro Mifune

1920-04-01 Toshiro Mifune, Japanese writer and actor (Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Shogun), born in Tsingtao, China (d. 1997)

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • 1920-09-09 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)
  • 1920-10-04 George Tribe, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler, Northants)
  • 1921-02-13 Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter and graphic artist

Person of interestHua Guofeng

1921-02-16 Hua Guofeng, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (1976-81) and Premier of the People's Republic of China (1976-80), born in Jiaocheng County, Shanxi (d. 2008)

Paramount Leader of China Hua Guofeng
Paramount Leader of China
Hua Guofeng
  • 1922-09-22 Chen Ning Yang, China, US physicist/disproved parity (Nobel 1957)
  • 1923-06-29 Chou Wen-Chung, Cheefoo China, composer (Mode of Shang)
  • 1923-12-08 Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist
  • 1924-02-06 Jin yong, Chinese novelist
  • 1924-09-13 Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924-12-25 Henry Sy Sr., Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King', born in Amoy, China
  • 1925-09-23 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)

Person of interestJiang Zemin

1926-08-17 Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (1989-2002) and President of the People's Republic of China (1993-2003), born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • 1927-06-10 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • 1928-01-05 Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat and vice premier, born in Tianjin (d. 2017)
  • 1928-10-01 Zhu Rongji, Chinese politician
  • 1929-04-06 Li Yuan-chia, Chinese artist (Ton Fan group), born in Guangxi, China (d. 1994)
  • 1929-12-25 China Machado, Chinese-born model, 1st non-Caucasian super model, born in Shanghai (d. 2016)
  • 1930-02-11 Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1930-05-29 Eddy Choong, Penang, Malaysia, Chinese badminton player, (d. 2013)

Person of interestRobert Evans

1930-06-29 Robert Evans, American director/actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), born in NYC, New York

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1930-11-15 J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)
  • 1931-07-22 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-07-28 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • 1932-10-26 Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
  • 1933-06-02 Bob Rozario, orchestra leader (Tony Orlando, Marie), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1933-08-18 Roman Polanski, Polish-French film director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates), born in Paris, France
  • 1934-07-17 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • 1934-08-14 Robin McLaren, British ambassador (China)
  • 1934-09-29 Lindsay Kline, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957)
  • 1934-11-23 Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)

Person of interestTenzin Gyatso

1935-07-06 14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader of Tibet's Lamaistic Buddhists, born in Taktser, Qinghai, China

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 1935-11-27 Al Jackson Jr, drummer (Booker T & MGs-Chinese Checkers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1936-02-12 Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident (Tiananmen Square, 1989), born in Beijing, China (d. 2012)
  • 1936-09-20 Dany Carrel, Touraine Indo-china, actress (Passionate Summer)
  • 1936-10-09 Brian Blessed, Mexborough, Yorkshire, English actor (King Arthur, High Road to China)
  • 1937-02-05 Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1937-11-30 Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Writer
  • 1938-06-28 Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist (d. 2001)
  • 1938-11-22 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • 1940-01-04 Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate

Person of interestFaye Dunaway

1941-01-14 Faye Dunaway, American actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Bascom, Florida

Actress Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
  • 1941-10-10 Laurence Henry Tribe, Harvard Law professor, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1941-12-02 Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)
  • 1942-02-01 Dave Sincock, cricketer (chinaman bowler played for Aust 1964-66)
  • 1942-12-11 Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)

Person of interestHu Jintao

1942-12-21 Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (2002-12) and President of the People's Republic of China (2003-13), born in Taizhou, Jiangsu

Paramount Leader of China Hu Jintao
Paramount Leader of China
Hu Jintao
  • 1943-01-14 Shannon Lucid, astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1944-07-31 Sherry Lansing, actress (China Syndrome, Black Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-08-19 Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist
  • 1944-12-21 Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat (d. 2007)
  • 1945-09-27 Misha Dichter, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1946-05-17 Sinaida Turchina, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1946-06-03 Earl of Cromer, managing director (Inchcape (China) Ltd)
  • 1947-01-24 Giorgio Chinaglia, Carrara Italy, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos), (d. 2012)
  • 1947-02-15 John Adams, composer (Nixon in China), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1947-03-28 Bruce Gilbert, English producer (China Syndrome, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1948-09-10 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer

Person of interestJimmy Lai

1948-12-08 Jimmy Lai [Lai Chee-Ying], Chinese businessman (founder of Giordano), born in Guangzhou, China

Founder of Giordano Jimmy Lai
Founder of Giordano
Jimmy Lai
  • 1949-04-04 Shing-Tung Yau, Hong Kong-born American mathematician, born in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 177 of 177

  • 1970-01-03 Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
  • 1971-09-13 Lin Biao, Chinese Communist Marshal during the Civil War and party leader, dies in a plane crash at 63, possibly while fleeing from a botched coup against Mao
  • 1972-01-06 Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)

Person of interestChiang Kai-shek

1975-04-06 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), dies at 87

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek

Person of interestZhou Enlai

1976-01-08 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, dies of bladder cancer at 77

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai

Person of interestMao Zedong

1976-09-09 Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), dies of a heart attack at 82

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 1978-06-12 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1979-07-04 Lee Wai Tong, Chinese footballer (b. 1905)
  • 1981-03-27 Mao Dun, Chinese writer (b. 1895)
  • 1982-02-13 Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17
  • 1982-06-23 Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
  • 1983-11-20 Richard Loo, actor, (China Sky), dies of cardio-pulmonary arrest
  • 1986-08-29 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indies 1933-35, "chinaman"), dies
  • 1986-10-22 Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician
  • 1987-12-27 Rewi Alley, NZ author, pro Chinese communist, dies at 90 in Beijing
  • 1988-05-10 Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (Long River), dies at 85
  • 1989-04-15 Hu Yaobang, general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies
  • 1990-11-19 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • 1991-01-12 Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86

Person of interestJiang Qing

1991-05-14 Jiang Qing, widow of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, commits suicide

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • 1992-03-16 Renzhong Weangn, China politician (1934-45), dies
  • 1992-06-21 Li Xiannian, President of the People's Republic of China (1983-88), dies at 82
  • 1992-07-16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • 1992-08-03 Wang Hongwen, vice-President Chinese Comm Party (1973-76), dies
  • 1992-12-30 Ling-Ling, 1st panda China gave US, dies at 23
  • 1993-03-12 Wang Zhen, marxist/vice-premier of China (1988), dies
  • 1993-07-11 Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official, dies at 88
  • 1993-08-17 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (b. 1920)
  • 1993-11-24 Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
  • 1994-02-28 Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh, brother of Last Emperor of China, dies at 86
  • 1994-02-28 Pu Yi, brother of last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, dies at 87
  • 1994-08-23 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70
  • 1994-12-11 Yao Yilin, Vice PM of China (1979), dies
  • 1995-04-10 Chen Yun, VPM of China (1949-75, 79-80), dies
  • 1996-05-05 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, dies at 86
  • 1996-12-13 Cao Yu, Chinese dramatist (Peking Man), dies at 86
  • 1997-02-16 Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (conduced the Wu experiment) dies at 84

Person of interestDeng Xiaoping

1997-02-19 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), dies at 92

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • 1997-04-26 Peng Zhen, mayor of Beijing China (1951-66), dies
  • 2001-09-12 Victor Wong [Yee Keung Victor Wong], American actor (Big Trouble in Little China), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 2001-10-15 Zhang Xueliang, Chinese ruler of Manchuria (b. 1901)
  • 2003-03-17 Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (b. 1902)

Person of interestSoong Mei-ling

2003-10-23 Soong Mei-ling [Madame Chiang Kai-shek], Chinese political figure and First Lady of the Republic of China (1948-75), dies at 106

Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling
  • 2004-12-03 Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)
  • 2005-01-03 Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (b. 1917)
  • 2005-01-17 Zhao Ziyang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)
  • 2005-04-24 Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (b. 1910)
  • 2005-08-18 Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)
  • 2005-10-17 Ba Jin, Chinese writer (b. 1904)
  • 2005-10-24 Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)
  • 2006-02-24 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • 2006-10-13 Wang Guangmei, Chinese first lady (b. 1921)
  • 2006-12-20 Shi Yuejun, Chinese serial killer
  • 2007-01-05 Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-15 Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)
  • 2007-04-20 Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931).
  • 2007-04-29 Zhang Taofang, Chinese sniper (b. 1931)
  • 2007-06-02 Huang Ju, Chinese Vice-Premier
  • 2007-07-10 Zheng Xiaoyu, director of the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China (b. 1944)
  • 2007-08-08 Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952)

Person of interestHua Guofeng

2008-08-20 Hua Guofeng, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (1976-81) and Premier of the People's Republic of China (1976-80), dies at 87

Paramount Leader of China Hua Guofeng
Paramount Leader of China
Hua Guofeng
  • 2009-07-11 Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b.1911)
  • 2009-10-31 Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (b. 1911)
  • 2009-12-29 Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People's Republic of China (b. 1956)
  • 2010-05-17 Walasse Ting, Chinese-American painter (b. 1929)
  • 2010-10-28 Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist (b. 1932)
  • 2010-11-24 Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)
  • 2012-04-01 Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer star, dies from heart attack at 65
  • 2012-04-06 Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident, dies at 76
  • 2013-01-28 Eddy Choong, Chinese badminton player, dies at 82
  • 2015-07-15 Wan Li, Chinese reform politician, dies at 98
  • 2016-05-25 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder’), dies at 104
  • 2016-12-18 China Machado, Chinese-born model, 1st non-Caucasian super model, dies at 86
  • 2017-01-14 Zhou Youguang [Zhou Yaoping], Chinese language scholar (father of pinyin), dies at 111
  • 2017-05-09 Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat and vice premier, dies at 89
  • 2017-07-13 Liu Xiaobo, Chinese writer and human rights activist, dies from liver cancer at 61