Taiping Rebellion
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The Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace (taiping tianguo) was a state which was inspired by Christian millenarianism, existed in central and southern China between 1851 and 1864, and for quite a few years appeared to be able and ready to overthrow the Qing dynasty. It was initiated by Hong Xiuquan, who in a vision had learnt that he was God's second son and…

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Wagner, Rudolf G., “Taiping Rebellion”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 18 August 2017
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018



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