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Taiping Rebellion vs. Boxer *****


The last two centuries are considered as the golden age of millenarianism in ***** sense that they brought about a ch*****nge in the exist*****g system, by means of overthrow ***** the system which existed. And the new ***** which evolved was ***** as better than ***** old system which ***** and was brought about by overthrowing the powerful. The reason is simple. As the sociologists and historians of the ***** say, one does not become sensitive to such ideas simply being oppressed or miserable. But instead, these ideas develop from those of whose expected and traditional lives have been destroyed and disrupted, uprooted and rendered rootless, even if they were having an unpromising and unpleasant l*****e earlier.

As a result of the industrial revolution, many ***** peop***** came to North America ***** Europe, but the nations which Europe ***** trying to bring under its control ***** the areas where the thoughts of millenarianism had not been posed to. These areas had ***** influenced by ***** ***** ***** millenarianism only after the arrival of the missionary community in these areas. The Cargo Cults, Ghost Dance and the Mahdists are all example of ********** type of movements, which were at different times noble or peaceful, ***** ***** were *****ten violent, typically rash and foolish ***** fanatic, frequently self destructive, some***** for and *****times against the Europeans, which *****ok the form of a lit*****ny of doom as they all ***** defeated fin*****y.

Taiping Rebellion

***** Taiping Rebellion is considered as the most influential of all such millenarian movements which ***** as a result of ***** dominance of the west (except the Bolsheviks), reaching the peak of the Chinese tradition of ***** revolts that is nearly 2000 years old (except ***** Maoists).1 China had alarming problems of varying heights by natural calamities inclusive of floods, droughts and famines during the mid of the nineteenth century.2 These and other dis*****ters were parti*****y due to the neglect of ***** government in public works, and to alleviate the misery caused ***** them ***** was widespread the Qing administration did absolutely nothing.3 There was ***** unrest, in the south, as a result of the cumulative effects of ***** military defeats at the h*****s of ***** Westerners, economic tensions and anti-Manchu sentiments. South China w***** the first to be influenced by the Western dominance and the last to ***** conquered by the ***** conquerors.4 All these promoted the background for the Taiping Rebellion, ***** largest revolt in the modern Chinese history.

1. Jonathan D. Spence "God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan" Norton & Company, (1996) p.34

2. Michael, Franz. ***** Taiping Rebellion: History and Documents, vol. 2, Dosuments and Comments Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1971) p.*****3.

3. Ian Heath ***** Michael, Perry. "The Taiping Rebellion 1851-1866" Osprey Press, (1994) p.15

4. Jonathon D. ***** "The Taiping Version ***** a Christian China 1836-1864" Baylor University *****, (1996) p.53

Inspired ***** **********, ***** Heavenly Kingdom of China ********** a millenarian


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