By Ian Preston
Profiles the foremost political occasions within the histories of the international locations of significant, South and East Asia
* someone chronology for every state of the region
* offers a concise profile of occasions from early heritage as much as the mid-twentieth century in addition to providing better aspect on more moderen occasions
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1100 BC–221 BC: Period of the Zhou dynasty. c. 800 BC: The feudal system instituted at the foundation of the Zhou dynasty disintegrated and China became a land of contending kingdoms. 6th–3rd centuries BC: Various schools of philosophy (Confucian, Daoist, Moist and Legalist) arose. 479 BC: The philosopher Confucius (K’ung Fu-tzu) died. 221 BC: The western state of Qin won the struggle between China’s kingdoms; its ruler assumed the title of Huang Di (‘emperor’), imposing a harsh Legalist code of laws and administration.
9 September 1978: The National Women’s Congress began its first meeting for 20 years. 26 September 1978: The Government suspended peace talks with Viet Nam. 10 October 1978: The Chairman of the Beijing Revolutionary Committee, Wu De, was dismissed and replaced by Lin Hujia, Chairman of the Tianjin Revolutionary Committee. 23 October 1978: The Chairman of the Henan Revolutionary Committee, Liu Qianxun, was removed and replaced by Duan Junyi, Minister of Railways. 16 November 1978: Political leaders were freed in the Xizang Autonomous Region (Tibet); China called on all Tibetan exiles to return home.
1 December 2000: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lyonpo Jigme Yozer Thinley, met the Chinese Premier, Zhu Rongji, in Beijing to discuss relations with China. Bhutan 31 24–27 December 2000: Lyonpo Jigme Yozer Thinley visited Nepal for talks concerning plans to repatriate 100,000 ethnic Nepalese and Hindu refugees living in camps in northeastern Nepal, who had been expelled from Bhutan in the early 1990s. At the conclusion of the negotiations, Thinley conceded that refugees should be identified on a family basis, as preferred by Nepal, rather than individually, as Bhutan had originally demanded.
A Political Chronology of Central, South, and East Asia by Ian Preston