Yingcong DAI

“The Taiping War in China: costumes of imperial mandarins and soldiers.” From Illustrated London News, 1864.

Led by Hong Xiuquan (1814–1864), a frustrated candidate in the civil service examinations and the self-proclaimed younger brother of Christ, the Taiping Rebellion (1851–1864) seriously challenged China’s Qing dynasty and was the largest rebellion in Chinese history. Millions of lives were lost in the ensuing chaos.

The Taiping rebellion occurred in a period of unprecedented

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:57-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Event, Event, Governance, History|Comments Off on Taiping Rebellion (Tàipíng Tiānguó Yùndòng 太平天国运动)|Tàipíng Tiānguó Yùndòng 太平天国运动 (Taiping Rebellion)

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