By Stephen R. Platt
In the early 1850s, throughout the waning years of the Qing dynasty, be aware unfold of an incredible revolution brewing within the provinces. The chief of the this stream - 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 rebellion 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, even though, Britain and the us threw their help 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 a vital and mesmerizing heritage of the increase and fall of a flow that, a century and a part in the past, may have introduced China into the fashionable 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