People's Republic of China
||Nationalists flee to Taiwan. Mao Zedong proclaims the formation
of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The soviets aid in the
||Korean War. PRC institutes land reforms.
||PRC government officially recognized Traditional Medical
Practice as a "legacy of the motherland" and encouraged
parallel development of Western and Eastern medical practice.
||One Hundred Flowers Movement.
||Great Leap Forward. Communes are formed.
||Soviet technicians withdraw their aid.
||Ten-year Cultural Revolution begins.
||USA President Richard M. Nixon visits Peking.
||Premier Zhou Enlai and Chaiman Mao Zedong die. Infamous Gang
of Four are arrested and sentenced in 1981.
||Deng Xiaoping emerges as the preeminent leader of China.
||USA and PRC establish diplomtic relations.
||Tensions increase with USA over their recognition of Taiwan.
|Note: Data compiled from various sources, including
National Geographic Magazine and other miscellaneous sources