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History of Dalian

Ancient: Dalian, one of the main towns in China. In the Qin and Han periods 221 B.C. to 220 A.D., the Dalian region was under the jurisdiction of Liaodong county.

In the early Tang dynasty (618 - 907), the Dalian region came under the influence of Andong Prefecture in Jili State, and in the Liao Dynasty (916-1125), Dalian came under the rule of Dong Jing Tong Liaoyang County.

The city of Dalian was named Sanshan in the period of Weijin 220 A.D.-420 A.D., San Shanpu in Tang Dynasty 618 A.D.-907 A.D., Sanshan Seaport in Ming Dynasty 1368 A.D.-1644 A.D. and Qing Niwakou in Qing Dynasty 1644 A.D.-1911 A.D.


Dalian History
Dalian History
Qing Dynasty: During the 1880s, the Qing government built loading bridges and also mining camps on the northern coast of Dalian Gulf, and it became a small city.

Occupation: During 1858, the settlement was occupied by the British and returned to the Chinese in 1880, but after was occupied by Japan in 1895 in the first Sino-Japanese War.

During 1898, the Russian Empire leased the peninsula from the Qing dynasty,

and a modern town was laid out with the name of Dalny. Dalny was the principal battlefield of the Sino-Japanese War of 1894 - 1895 and also of Russo-Japanese War 1905.

Post-World War II: The city of Dalian was up for modernization in 1937, which created 2 towns; one is the northern Dairen (Dalian) and the other one is the southern Ryojun.

With the unconditional surrender of Japan in August of 1945, Dalian achieved freedom and passed to the Soviets.

During this period the Soviets and Chinese Communists cooperated to development of the town, its industrial infrastructure, and especially the port.

After the friendly retreat of Soviet, China made Dalian into a major shipbuilding center.


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