. Depending on the definition of its extent, Manchuria usually falls entirely within the People's Republic of China
, or is sometimes divided between China and Russia
. The region is commonly referred to as Northeast China
. This region is the traditional homeland of the Xianbei
, and Jurchen peoples, who built several dynasties in northern China.
1287 Kublai Khan defeated the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria.
1626 Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
1894 Port Arthur massacre: Port Arthur, Manchuria falls to the Japanese, a decisive victory of the First Sino-Japanese War.
1904 The Russo-Japanese War over Korea and Manchuria begins after the Battle of Port Arthur.
1904 Russo-Japanese War: Russian troops in Korea retreat toward Manchuria followed by 100,000 Japanese troops.
1909 Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, was shot to death by Korean independence supporter Ahn Jung-geun at the Harbin train station in Manchuria.
1929 Soviet troops attempt to cross the Amur River into Manchuria near Blagoveschensk as tensions mount between the Soviet Union and the Republic of China.
1931 The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
1932 The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
1948 Off southern Manchuria, 6,000 people are killed as a Chinese merchant ship explodes and sinks.