1689 · Treaty of Nerchinsk
The first treaty between China and Russia was the Treaty of Nerchinsk (August 27, 1689). The treaty stated that Russia was allowed to keep the region between the Argun River and Lake Baikal, while China would get the area north of the Amur River through the Stanovoy Range.
The Luguo Bridge, commonly called the Marco Polo Bridge, completed construction in 1698. The total length of the bridge is 266.5 meters, and it has a width of 9.3 meters. The original bridge had been completed back in 1192. The Kangxi Emperor ordered the reconstruction of the bridge, primarily in response to extreme flooding that had caused damage. Centuries later, Marco Polo would praise the structure, leading to its current nickname.
The Kangxi Dictionary was published in 1716 by the order of the Kangxi Emperor. It contains over 47,000 characters, less than a quarter of which remain in common use today. This dictionary was used as the standard throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries.