By Stephen R. Platt
In the early 1850s, throughout the waning years of the Qing dynasty, notice unfold of a big revolution brewing within the provinces. The chief of the this move - who known as themselves the Taiping - was once Hong Xiuquan, a failed civil servant who claimed to be the son of God and the brother of Jesus Christ. because the insurrection grew and battles raged around the empire, all symptoms pointed to a Taiping victory and to the inauguration of a latest, industrialized and pro-Western china.
Soon, besides the fact that, Britain and the us threw their aid in the back of the Qing, quickly quashing the Taiping and rendering useless the years of bloodshed the revolution had continued. In Autumn within the Heavenly Kingdom, Stephen Platt recounts the occasions of the uprising and its suppression in spellbinding aspect. it really is an important and captivating heritage of the increase and fall of a circulation 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