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2953 . . Fu Hsi the first of the 'Five Rulers' 159 2357-2255 The reign of Yao, at Pingyang 2357-2208 City of Shaohing founded 2205 . . Founding of city of Ningpo 2180 . . Hsia dynasty; capital at Taikang Honan 1766 . . Shang dynasty; capital at Kweiteh Honan 1122-255 . First mention of Yunnan as Shan-tsan during Chou dynasty 1122 . . Chou dynasty. Hunan part of state of Ch'u 781 . . Chou dynasty ; capital Honan Fu . . . . 551-479 . The era of Confucius 500 . . City of Soochow founded 372-289 . The era of Mencius 340 . . Suicide of Ch'u Yuan ; origin of Dragon Festival 216 . . Kwangsi annexed and designated Kweilin by Shih Hwangti 206 . . Emperors of first Han dynasty reigned at Sian . 206 B.C. to 230 A.D. Szechwan divided into five principalities 130 . Name Changsha applied to large part of Hunan province 112 . South Manchuria becomes vassal to China . DATE A.D. 25 . . Eastern Han dynasty ; capital Honan Fu . 34 . . Jews settled in China ..... 221-263 Szechwan ruled by Minor Han dynasty 230-240 Campaigns of Manj-cu-ko in Yunnan 280 . Tsin dynasty ; capital Honan .... 300 . Arnobius writes of Christian deeds done among the Seres (Chinese) 317-582 . Nanking, the official capital of China, first period 505 . . Entry of Nestorians into China .... 551 . . Eggs of silk-worm brought from China to Constantinople 592 . . City of Wuchow, Kwangsi, founded .... 606 . . Founding of city of Hangchow ..... 618-905 . Sian; capital of T'ang dynasty . .... 627-650 . Nestorian translation of Scriptures made 635 . . Nestorians settle at Sian . . . . . .5 668 . . Coreans at Liaoyang overthrown by T'ang dynasty 700 . . Hunan teas sent to Court as tribute .... 713 . . Site of Ningpo changed ...... 781 . . Erection of Nestorian tablet ..... 845 . . Destruction of 4600 Buddhist monasteries by Emperor Wu Tsung ....... 851 and 878 Arab travellers report existence of knowledge of truth in China 6, 202