Daily Archives: October 25, 2010

Taiping Rebellion (Americas)

Today I mis-identified a passage in China Men as referring to the Boxer Rebellion when in fact the Kington’s reference is to the Taiping Rebellion.

“What changed the political conditions, the ruling circles, the economy and fiscal system and the intellectual life of China so perceptibly between 1850 and 1870 was not the activities of the Western powers but the great social and political crisis of the T’ai P’ing War” (Gernet 544)

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