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DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2022.12.021

The Taiping Rebellion: A Feudal Cult or a Progressive Revolution in Ancient China?

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Xiangru Ren

Scholar, Institute of East Asia Relations, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, Scotland, United Kingdom.

*Corresponding author: Xiangru Ren

Abstract

The Taiping Rebellion, which lasted from 1850 to 1864, was a rebellion involving feudal cults and possessing revolutionary characteristics. It was a peasant uprising against the Qing Dynasty in China. It was led by a “cult-like” group called the God Worshipping Society by Hong Xiuquan. Hong formed a rebellion based on religious fanaticism which resulted in the rebels seizing the city of Nanjing for a decade. During his reign, the Taiping Kingdom controlled much of southern China, including Jiangsu, Anhui, Hubei, Jiangxi, and Zhejiang provinces. The Taiping Rebellion eventually failed and led to the death of more than 20 million people. This article researches nature of the Taiping and discusses whether it can be perceived as a cult or rather a revolution. This paper is approached based on the literature research. It critics has a revolutionary character, but with the considerable limitations of the Taiping Rebellion, which can’t be ignored.

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The Taiping Rebellion: A Feudal Cult or a Progressive Revolution in Ancient China?

How to cite this paper: Xiangru Ren. (2022) The Taiping Rebellion: A Feudal Cult or a Progressive Revolution in Ancient China? Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science6(4), 672-675.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2022.12.021

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