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  Taiping Rebellion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Taiping Rebellion (1851–1864) was perhaps the bloodiest civil war in human history, a clash between the forces of the Qing Empire in China and those inspired by a Hakka self-proclaimed mystic named Hong Xiuquan, a Christian convert who had claimed that he was the new Messiah and younger brother of Jesus Christ.
In this sense the Taiping army was a prototype for the People's Liberation Army of the twentieth century.
The Nian Rebellion (捻軍起義) (1853–1868), and several Muslim rebellions in the southwest (1855–1873) and the northwest (1862–1877) were led by the remnants of the Taiping rebels.
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 Ch'ing China: The Taiping Rebellion
With rebellion in Nien (1853-1868), several Muslim rebellions in the southwest (1855-1873) and northwest (1862-1877), and, especially, the Taiping rebellion, the consequences for China during this period were devestating.
Taiping society itself would be a classless society with no distinctions between people; all members of Taiping society were "brothers" and "sisters" with all the attendant duties and obligations traditionally associated with those relationships in Chinese society.
The Taipings had very few competent officials; efforts to recruit scholar-officials were usually unsuccessful since most educated Chinese were deeply disturbed by the theocratic nature of the state and the lack of education among its leaders.
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 Taiping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taiping (island), the largest of the Spratly Islands controlled by the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Taiping City, a city in Taichung County in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Taiping Rebellion, a rebellion in China during the Qing Dynasty between 1851 and 1864
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Taiping Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Taiping Rebellion TAIPING REBELLION [Taiping Rebellion] 1850-64, revolt against the Ch'ing (Manchu) dynasty of China.
Nian Rebellion NIAN REBELLION [Nian Rebellion] or Nien Rebellion, uprising that occurred against the Ch'ing dynasty of China.
He directed (1852-59) resistance to the Taiping Rebellion in his native Hunan and later organized (1860) a volunteer corps that fought the Taipings in Jiangxi and Anhui provs.
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Louis, MO Summarizing the Taiping Rebellion The Taiping Rebellion (1851-1864) is an event that has been lost in time and recently ignored except by the most passionate scholar of China.
Taiping forces had now reached a state of disarray that many might have surrendered had it not been for the insistence on the part of Qing leaders that all those captured would be executed.
The Taiping warriors, once feared and respected, now appeared to be underfed, inadequately washed, and festered with disease; conditions that even their bright silk costumes were unable to conceal.
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 Taiping - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Taiping Rebellion, Chinese rebellion lasting from 1851 to 1864.
Meanwhile, in the 1850s and 1860s, the Qing faced even greater threats from internal rebellions, in particular the Taiping Rebellion begun by Hong...
The river is intricately associated with benchmark events in Chinese history.
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The Taiping Rebellion of 1850-1864 was a millenarian war in the literal sense of the term.
The Taiping Rebellion broke out in 1850, and in 1853 Shanghai was occupied by a triad offshoot of the rebels, called the Small Swords Society.
The rebellion – a massive uprising led by a Christian cult leader, with roots in the Hakka ethnic group of southern China – became perhaps the bloodiest civil war in history (tens of millions killed).
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 Taiping Rebellion: The destruction of the Chinese culture
The Taiping rebellion was the most devastating civil war in the history of our country and the world (1).
Hong Xiuquan was the leader of the Taiping rebellion (3).
The Rebellion was a peasant uprising; Hong and his followers would gain support by helping the poor, the angry, and the jailed that suffered from lack of government care.
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 Taiping Rebellion - how did it fail? - China History Forum, chinese history forum
Taiping's form of christianity is a fusion of basic missionary propaganda and local shamanistic beliefs.
Taiping form of christianity was never to appeal to the western powers, and hong's claim to be the younger son of god and younger brother of jesus was deemed blasphemous.
I believe that the Taiping rebellion collapsed primarily because of the lack of control the Taiping authority was able to exert from Nanjing.
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 Taiping Rebellion - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
TAIPING REBELLION [Taiping Rebellion] 1850-64, revolt against the Ch'ing (Manchu) dynasty of China.
Perhaps the most important event in 19th-century China, it was led by Hung Hsiu-ch'üan, a visionary from Guangdong who evolved a political creed influenced by elements of Christianity.
The Taipings, weakened by strategic blunders and internal dissension, were finally defeated by new provincial armies led by Tseng Kuo-fan and Li Hung-chang.
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 Electronic Passport to the Taiping Rebellion
They also had to withstand the Taiping Rebellion, a civil war that cost over twenty million lives and permanently weakened the dynasty.
The rebellion began in southeast China, a region that never fully accepted the Qing, who came from Manchuria in northeast China.
In 1851, Hong proclaimed a new dynasty, the Taiping, which means "Great Peace," and assumed the title "Heavenly King." Two years later, the Taiping army captured Nanking, a large city in central China.
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The new order was to reconstitute a legendary ancient state in which the peasantry owned and tilled the land in common; slavery, concubinage, arranged marriage, opium smoking, footbinding, judicial torture, and the worship of idols were all to be eliminated.
The Taiping tolerance of the esoteric rituals and quasi-religious societies of south China--themselves a threat to Qing stability--and their relentless attacks on Confucianism--still widely accepted as the moral foundation of Chinese behavior--contributed to the ultimate defeat of the rebellion.
Chinese society was still reeling from the ravages of the Taiping and other rebellions, and foreign encroachments continued to threaten the integrity of China.
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 Taiping Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Reverend Issachar Jacox Roberts and the Taiping Rebellion Yuan Chung Teng Journal of Asian Studies, Vol.
The Taiping Rebellion is one of the forerunners of China's awakening.
Taiping Christianity was a unique East-West amalgam of ideas and practises geared to militant action, the like of which was not seen again until China borrowed and sinified Marxissm-Leninism...
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 Chinese Cultural Studies: The Taiping Rebellion, 1851-1864
He came under the influence of Christian missionaries, and reached the conclusion that he was the younger son of Jesus sent to found the Heavenly Kingdom on earth.
Faced with the collapse of Qing dynasty rule (under Western onslaught), Hung tapped into the deep millenarianism of the Chinese peasantry (previously expressed in Buddhist terms) and began a rebellion - the Taiping Rebellion ("Taiping tien-quo" means the "Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace").
Although it was millenarian in form, the Taiping leaders adopted many policies which would later become the marks of modernizers in China: prohibition of opium­smoking, gambling, the use of tobacco and wine, polygamy, the sale of slaves, and prostitution.
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 Taiping Rebellion
Taiping Rebellion, 1850–64, revolt against the Ch'ing (Manchu) dynasty of China.
Christian Influence upon the Ideology of the Taiping Rebellion, 1851–1864
Nian Rebellion - Nian Rebellion or Nien Rebellion, uprising that occurred against the Ch'ing dynasty of China.
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 China's Taiping Rebellion: The International Diplomacy of the Confederacy
Lord Palmerston's Britain, together with his allies in the United States, who were in the process of forming the Confederacy, ``played'' the Taiping rebels against the Peking government, both to achieve their genocidal population reduction and to force the Chinese to open up the interior of the country to ``free trade,'' especially in opium.
The Western powers were officially neutral in the Peking government's war against the Taiping until 1862, but their support for the rebellion was published openly in the press, while diplomatically Peking was threatened with British recognition of the Taiping government in the south if Peking did not concede to every demand on the treaty renegotiation.
The population of the three provinces of Chekiang, Anhuei and Kiangsi in 1850, at the beginning of the Taiping rebellion, was 136,300,000.
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 Taiping Rebellion ( 太平叛乱 )
As one of the bloodiest conflicts in China history, the Taiping Rebellion (太平叛乱) was a clash between the forces of Imperial China and those inspired by self-proclaimed mystic named Hong Xiuquan (洪秀全), who was also a Christian convert who had claimed that he was the new Messiah and younger brother of Jesus Christ.
In addition to the main Taiping forces organised along the above lines there were also many tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, of pro-Taiping groups that fielded their own forces often not as well organised.
Because of very few Taipings, even in the leadership caste, came from the imperial bureacracy, a theocratic and highly militarised rule was established within the land that they controlled.
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 Why was the Taiping Rebellion so bloody? - China History Forum, chinese history forum
The huge death tolls in the Taiping Rebellion are probably a result not so much of battlefield casualties, but of the practice of slaughtering defeated armies and captured populations.
When the Taiping capital at Nanjing was taken, the entire population of the city was put to the sword.
The figure of 20~30 million "killed in the Taiping Rebellion" does not necessarily mean that 20~30 million were killed in battle or afterwards by soldiers.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Chinese Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
See Taiping Rebellion for the Chinese Civil War of 1851 to 1864 that killed 20 to 50 million people
During the Agrarian Revolution, Communist Party activists retreated underground or to the countryside where they fomented a military revolt (Nanchang Uprising on August 1, 1927), combined the force with remnants of peasant rebels, and established control over several areas in southern China.
Attempts by the Nationalist armies to suppress the rebellion were unsuccessful but extremely damaging to the Communist forces.
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 Taiping Rebellion - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Taiping Rebellion - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Taiping Rebellion, in Chinese history, popular uprising against the imperial government of the Qing (Ch'ing) dynasty, occurring between 1850 and...
During the 1850s the very foundations of the empire were shaken by the Taiping Rebellion, a popular revolution of religious, social, and economic...
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 Taiping Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
In response, Hong established the Taiping Tianguo and his followers created an army that within two years of fighting pushed the boundaries from Guangxi to the old Ming capital of Nanjing.
The Qing dynasty was in disarray by the Taiping Rebellion and the ongoing
Ironically, the consequences of locally fighting a rebellion that threatened central rule was that decentralization in China became a fact during these last years of the Qing.
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 China The Taiping Rebellion, 1851-64 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
The Taiping rebels were led by Hong Xiuquan (1814-64), a village teacher and unsuccessful imperial examination candidate.
The Taiping tolerance of the esoteric rituals and quasi-religious societies of south China--themselves a threat to Qing stability--and their relentless attacks on Confucianism--still widely accepted as the moral foundation of Chinese behavior-- contributed to the ultimate defeat of the rebellion.
The Taiping army, although it had captured Nanjing and driven as far north as Tianjin, failed to establish stable base areas.
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The core of the Taiping faith focused on the belief that Shangdi, the high God of classical China, had chosen the Taiping leader, Hong Xiuquan, to establish his Heavenly Kingdom on Earth.
The Taiping rebels denounced the divine pretensions of the imperial title and the sacred character of the imperial office as blasphemous usurpations of Shangdi's title and position.
Previous rebellions had declared their contemporary dynasties corrupt and therefore in need of revival; the Taiping, by contrast, branded the entire imperial order blasphemous and in need of replacement.
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The Taiping Rebellion (1850 - 64) was by far the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century.
Among their aims were public ownership of land and the establishment of a self-reliant economy.
After a few years the leaders began to quarrel among themselves, the reforms were not completed and their opponents, supported by the Western powers, defeated the Taiping in 1864.
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 Factors Behind the 1851 Taiping Rebellion
Not only did the Chinese elite take notice of the Taiping Rebellion, but there were foreigners watching as well.
The Taiping Rebellion marked the birth of China as a country among others, rather than the only nation under Heaven.
Called in to aid a rebellion that the now-weak Ming dynasty could not control, the Manchus took over Peking in 1644 and turned over the rule of South China to the Chinese generals who had aided in their conquest.
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 The Course of the Taiping Rebellion
Programme of Hung based around the eradication of the Manchu and replace with a state to be called Taiping Tien or The Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace.
Taiping leaders disregarded their own regulations and behaved like emperors i.e.
Taiping ideas were far in advance of anything that existed in China at that time
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 Taiping Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Taiping Rebellion (1850-64), a radical Chinese revolution, cost about 20 million lives and permanently weakened the Qing (Ch'ing or Manchu) dynasty.
This kingdom, although founded upon ideals of radical reform (puritanical moral precepts, primitive communism through equal distribution of land, full equality for women, and economic modernization), was weakened by leadership rivalries.
Regional armies led by ZENG GUOFAN (Tseng Kuo-fan) and LI HONGZHANG (Li Hung-chang) and a Western-trained force led by Charles George GORDON gradually overcame the rebels, and Nanjing fell in 1864.
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