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The Taiping Revolutionary Movement fr The Taiping Revolutionary Movement Yu Wen Not Retrouvez The Taiping Revolutionary Movement et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez neuf ou d'occasion Taiping Rebellion Wikipedia Taiping Rebellion HISTORY The Taiping Rebellion was a revolt against the ing dynasty in China fought with religious conviction over regional economic conditions and lasting from to The Taiping Revolution The Taiping Revolutionary The Taiping Revolution The Taiping Revolutionary Movement By Jen Yu wen Yale University Press New Haven and London Pp xxiii Volume Issue J Y Wong The Taiping Revolutionary Movement by Jen Yu wen The Taiping Rebellion the tale of puritanical Protestant messianic uprising in China that left million dead is probably my favourite period to study I've read the Western popular press books already – Spence's “God's Chinese Son” Platt's “Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom and Carr's biography of Ward “The Devil Soldier” – and all of them make some comment to the The Taiping Revolution The Taiping Revolutionary Movement The Taiping Revolutionary By JE MovementN YU WEN Yal Universite y Press New Haven and London Pp xxiii Jen Yu wen' Thes Taiping Revolutionary Movement is the English version of his T'ai p'ing t'ien kuo ch'an shih Kong ThHone latteg r is the result of Revolution Taiping Rebellion | Causes Effects Facts | Taiping Rebellion radical political and religious upheaval that was probably the most important event in China in the th century It lasted for some years – ravaged provinces took an estimated million lives and irrevocably altered the ing dynasty – The Taiping Revolutionary Movement Yu wen Jen The Taipings are shown as a genuinely revolutionary movement as opposed to being merely another group of rebels seeking power Of which there has been no shortage in Chinese history Jen's sympathies are clearly with the Taipings They sought to remake Chinese society In part as a reaction against years of stultifying Manchu rule Where technological progress had been Free Essay The Taiping Revolution Taiping movement was the first great high tide of the revolutionary changes occurring in the history of modern China It formed in the course of its struggle a whole set of political economic military educational and socio cultural institutions There is no doubt that the Taiping movement was far advanced in its vision and approach than all the peasant rebellions that preceded it; Taiping Revolution Wikipedia The revolutionary army was led by Zheng Shiliang and initially included men who fought for half a month However after the Japanese Prime Minister prohibited Sun Yat sen from carrying out revolutionary activities on Taiwan Zheng Shiliang had no choice but to order the army to disperse This uprising therefore also failed British soldier Rowland J Mulkern participated in this uprising

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    The Taiping Rebellion the tale of puritanical Protestant messianic uprising in China that left 30 million dead is probably my favourite period to study I've read the Western popular press books already – Spence's “God's Chinese Son”1 Platt's “Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom2 and Carr's biography of Ward “The Devil Soldier”3 – and all of them make some comment to the effect that their books don't cover the main history of the war because other books already do that; this is that bookProfessor Jen Yu wen's book is considered the Bible no pun intended of the Taiping which covers everything from the initial rise of the movement to the ascendency of Hong Rengan to the fierce theocratic rule of the Taiping Unfortunately with so much material to cover in many cases Platt and Spence had detail in their coverage of portions of the war This book covers everything but it does so in bite sized portions Each chapter is divided into sub chapters and these barely scratch the surface of the topic at handIn this regard Professor Jen's book is better used as an encyclopedia of the Taiping It's thoroughly researched Indeed Spence Platt and Carr probably base much of their books on this one and topics are easily found That is not to say of course that these other authors always are thorough Indeed here's one tidbit of information absent from other books Li Xiucheng Li Hsiu ch'eng in his confession states that to proselytize in the beginning the Taipings claimed those that worship God “would not have calamities and sufferings and those that refused to worship Him would be hurt by snakes and tigers” Pg 36 I love the specificness of that propaganda Professor Jen here also details some of the barbaric forms of capital punishment including “death by beheading burning or tearing apart the body by five horses” Pg 48 Granted the invidiousness of these execution techniues was commonplace in China at the time but I take some comfort in knowing the Taipings weren't enlightened above such viciousnessWhich brings me to my next point In the limited community of those in the know on the Taiping there exists the debate between the pro Taiping and the pro ing Well perhaps this is an unfair assessment There exists the debate between the anti Taiping and the anti ing; which side one is disposed to denouncing with vim I am fervently anti Taiping than I am anti ing Professor Jen makes no bones about the fact that he's anti ing than anti Taiping However that doesn't mean he neglects the atrocities of the Taipings Indeed as I've already mentioned he details the cruel practice of ripping apart a man's body by five horses He also includes the utter massacre of the town they vengefully attacked following the death of Feng Yunshan Feng Yün shan In his Preface Professor Jen also details by inference how he's not a communist lapdog writing propaganda for the Mao Regime Mao lionized the Taipings for standing up against the corrupt ing by showing how he fled the communists to Hong Kong I find this book trustworthy knowing it was written while the author was living in free Hong Kong and the WestThe next point I feel I should detail is the transliteration This book uses the older system of Wade Giles Myself being 26 years old and only recently getting into Chinese history I'm much used to the newer pinyin system Wades Giles although phonetic is difficult to read and hold in your head Here's an example of what I meanpinyinHong XiuuanFeng YunshanLi XiuchengYang XiuingAnd the same names in Wade GilesHung Hsiu ch'üanFeng Yün'shanLi Hsiu ch'engYang Hsiu ch'ingThose are the simple ones When you're used to pinyin the Wade Giles can really mess you up when a doesn't smaller ing official names are thrown at you in uick successionThis is a very thorough book but alas it does come off uite dry There's no real central focus of the book but merely a broad scope It's a forest not a trees book In that sense if you have a serious interest in the Taiping Rebellion I'd recommend it but I'm glad it's not the first one I read1 My review 2 My review 3 My review

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