By Stephen R. Platt
In the early 1850s, through the waning years of the Qing dynasty, notice unfold of a huge revolution brewing within the provinces. The chief of the this stream - who referred to as themselves the Taiping - used to be Hong Xiuquan, a failed civil servant who claimed to be the son of God and the brother of Jesus Christ. because the rebel grew and battles raged around the empire, all indicators pointed to a Taiping victory and to the inauguration of a latest, industrialized and pro-Western china.
Soon, even though, Britain and the us threw their help at the back of the Qing, quickly quashing the Taiping and rendering useless the years of bloodshed the revolution had persisted. In Autumn within the Heavenly Kingdom, Stephen Platt recounts the occasions of the uprising and its suppression in spellbinding element. it really is a vital and captivating heritage of the increase and fall of a move that, a century and a part in the past, may need introduced China into the trendy world.
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Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, The West and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War by Stephen R. Platt