China’s Three Emperors
1636 The Manchu establish the Qing dynasty in their homeland of Manchuria.
1644 The Qing dynasty conquers northern China.
1683 The Qing destroy all Ming resistance and establish their rule across China.
1689 Emperor Kangxi’s peace settlement with Russia, the Treaty of Nerchinsk, checks Russia’s eastward expansion.
1750 The Summer Palace— a masterpiece of Chinese landscape design—is built.
1751 Tibet becomes a Chinese protectorate.
1755–60 Emperor Qianlong removes Turk and Mongol threats to northeastern China.
1792 Invasion of Nepal by the Qing.
In 1644, the Manchu—a semi-nomadic people who had built a large ...