Map showing wars between Qing dynasty and Dzungar Khanate

This is a timeline of the Xinjiang under the rule of the Qing dynasty.

17th century


Year Date Event
1697 ʿAbdu l-Lāh Tarkhān Beg rebels against the Dzungar Khanate in Hami[1]
1698 Qing dynasty occupies Hami[2]

18th century


Year Date Event
1720 Amin Khoja leads a rebellion in Turpan against the Dzungar Khanate and defects to the Qing dynasty[2]


Year Date Event
1732 Dzungar Khanate attacks Amin Khoja, who takes his people to settle in Guazhou[2]
1737 Abuse by the Dzungars cause residents of the Tarim Basin to flee to the Qing dynasty[1]


Year Date Event
1755 Dzungar–Qing Wars: ʿAbdu l-Lāh Tarkhān Beg, Amin Khoja, Yusuf Beg, and Hakim Beg Hojis join the Qing dynasty in invading the Dzungar Khanate and fighting Amursana's rebellion[2]
1757 Revolt of the Altishahr Khojas: Khoja Burhan-ud-din and his brother Hojan rebel against the Qing dynasty in Yarkand[3]
1759 Revolt of the Altishahr Khojas: 100,000 Qing troops enter Xinjiang, forcing the Khoja brothers to flee to Badakhshan, where the sultan has them put to death and presented to the Qing; the entirety of the Tarim Basin is conquered by the Qing dynasty[4]


Year Date Event
1762 An imperial governor-general is set up in Xinjiang, known as the Ili governor-general; Xinjiang is divided into three geographic units: the Ili and Tarbagatay regions, the eight cities south of the Tian Shan range, and Urumqi[4]


Year Date Event
1777 Population of the Tarim Basin reaches 320,000[5]

19th century


Year Date Event
1814 Hereditary posts in Xinjiang are abolished[6]


Year Date Event
1826 Population of the Tarim Basin reaches 650,000[5]


  1. ^ a b Adle 2003, p. 199.
  2. ^ a b c d Adle 2003, p. 200.
  3. ^ Adle 2003, p. 202.
  4. ^ a b Adle 2003, p. 203.
  5. ^ a b Adle 2003, p. 205.
  6. ^ Adle 2003, p. 204.