Major Events -- Qin Dynasty
The Revolt of Chen Sheng and Wu GuangClick on the names to hear how they are pronounced
B.C 209, Chen Sheng and Wu Guang were ordered to bring 900 peasant-draftees to Yu Yang as guards at the borders. When passing the Da Ze Village, the troop was delayed by thunderstorm. The qin law states that whoever delays has to be beheaded. Chen Sheng escaped from this catastrophe barely and revolted against the cruel Qin. His revolting army expanded rapidly. In the 2nd year, under the direction of the General Zhang Han, the revolting army experienced great losses and Chen Sheng and Wu Guang were murdered by his followers. The revolt was continued by Liu Bang and Xiang Yu.
The revolt of Chen Sheng and Wu Guang was the first peasant revolt in Chinese history. Its intention was to use violence and war to defeat the cruelty of Qin rule. This revolt severely hurt the state of Feudalism and weakened the remaining rule of slavery. Their spirit is the example for many peasants to follow.