Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom : China, the West and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War

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Full title: Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom : China, the West and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War / Stephen R. Platt
Main author: Platt, Stephen R.
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Summary: In the early 1850s, during the waning years of the Qing dynasty, word spread of a major revolution brewing in the provinces. The leader of the this movement - who called themselves the Taiping - was Hong Xiuquan, a failed civil servant who claimed to be the son of God and the brother of Jesus Christ. As the revolt grew and battles raged across the empire, all signs pointed to a Taiping victory and to the inauguration of a modern, industrialized and pro-Western china. Soon, however, Britain and the United States threw their support behind the Qing, soon quashing the Taiping and rendering ine.
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Language: English
Published: London : Atlantic Books Ltd, 2012.
Classmark: 951.034
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ISBN: 9780857897695
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