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Taiping Rebellion vs. Boxer *****


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

As a result ***** the industrial revolution, many such people came to North America and Europe, but the nations which Europe ***** trying to bring under its control ***** the areas where the thoughts of millenarianism had ***** been posed to. These ***** ***** been influenced by the ideas ***** 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, ***** which were often violent, typically rash and foolish ***** fan*****ic, frequently self destructive, sometimes for and ***** against ***** Europeans, which took the form of a lit*****ny of doom as they all were defeated fin*****y.

Taiping Rebellion

***** Taiping Rebellion is considered ***** the most influential of all ***** millenarian movements which evolved as a ***** of ***** dominance of the west (except the Bolsheviks), reaching ***** peak ***** the Chinese tradition of millenarian revolts ***** 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 ***** nineteenth century.2 These and other disasters were parti*****y due to the neglect ***** ***** government in public works, and to alleviate the misery caused ***** them which was widespread the Qing administration did absolutely nothing.3 There was widespread unrest, in the south, as a result of the cumulative effects of the 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 ***** to ***** conquered by the ***** conquerors.4 All these promoted the background for the Taiping *****, ***** largest revolt in the modern Chinese history.

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

*****. Michael, Franz. The Taiping Rebellion: History and Documents, vol. 2, Dosuments and Comments Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1971) p.23.

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

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

Inspired ***** Christianity, Taiping Heavenly Kingdom ***** China *****as a *****


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