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Media history of China

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Media history of China

History of China
History of China
Neolithic c. 8500–c. 2100 BCE
Xia dynasty c. 2100–c. 1600 BCE
Shang dynasty c. 1600–c. 1046 BCE
Zhou dynasty c. 1045–256 BCE
 Western Zhou
 Eastern Zhou
   Spring and Autumn
   Warring States
Qin dynasty 221–206 BCE
Han dynasty 206 BCE – 220 CE
  Western Han
  Xin dynasty
  Eastern Han
Three Kingdoms 220–280
  Wei, Shu and Wu
Jin dynasty 265–420
  Western Jin
  Eastern Jin 16 Kingdoms
Southern and Northern Dynasties
Sui dynasty 581–618
Tang dynasty 618–907
  (Second Zhou 690–705)
5 Dynasties and
10 Kingdoms

Liao dynasty
Song dynasty
  Northern Song W. Xia
  Southern Song Jin
Yuan dynasty 1271–1368
Ming dynasty 1368–1644
Qing dynasty 1644–1911
Republic of China 1912–1949
People's Republic
of China

Republic of
China on Taiwan


A timeline of China's media-related history since World War II, including computer hardware, software development, the history of the Internet, telecommunications, etc.


  • 1956 1
  • 1958 2
  • 1960 3
  • 1964 4
  • 1965 5
  • 1966 6
  • 1973 7
  • 1974 8
  • 1976 9
  • 1977 10
  • 1979 11
  • 1982 12
  • 1984 13
  • 1987 14
  • 1988 15
  • 1990 16
  • 1994 17
  • 1995 18
  • 1996 19
  • 1997 20




  • The first computer technical conference was held in Shanghai.


  • Completed make first generation of electronic tube computer (the computers were not actually made from tubes)



  • A computer made in China (DJS-5) was sent abroad (to Japan) and exhibited to a foreign public for the first time.


  • The third generation of middle or small-scale integrated circuit computer (1973–1980).
  • The first large-scale integrated circuit computers, DJS-11 (or 150) and 655 (or TQ-6) went into operation.



  • Cangjie method: A system by which Chinese characters may be entered into the computer was invented by Chu Bong-Foo (朱邦復, pinyin: Zhū Bāngfù)



  • The first national conference on computer applications was held.
  • Powerful large scale computers and supercomputers were developed and manufactured and put to good use. Includes the Model 757 large-scale computer rated at 10 Mflops.
  • GB2312 Code of Chinese Graphic Character Set for Information Interchange-Primary Set. It contains 7445 graphic symbols, including 202 common symbols, 60 serial numbers, 22 digits, 52 Latin letters, 169 Japanese Katakana, 48 Greece letters, 66 Russian letters, 26 Chinese phonetic symbols, 37 Chinese phonetic alphabet and 6763 simplified Chinese characters. It could be used character communication systems.


  • The Shanghai Bureau of Education chose 8 elementary students and 8 middle-school students from each area, and gave them very basic computer training. This is the first experiment using a computer in Children's education.



  • In September, China sent out first email: "Across the Great Wall we can reach every corner in the world."


  • The first 386 microcomputer GreatWall 386 came to market.
  • First computer virus was found






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