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Taiping Rebellion vs. Boxer Rebellion


The last two centuries are considered as the golden age of millenarianism in ***** sense that they brought about a change in the exist*****g system, by means of overthrow of the system which existed. And the new system which evolved was considered as better than the old ***** which existed and was ***** about ***** overthrowing ***** powerful. The reason is simple. As the sociologists and historians ***** the millenarianism 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 *****d unpleasant l*****e earlier.

As a result of the industrial revolution, many ***** people came to North America and Europe, but ***** nations which Europe was trying to bring under its control were the areas where the thoughts of millenarianism had ***** been posed to. These areas had ***** influenced by the ideas of millenarianism only after the arrival of the missionary community in ********** areas. The Cargo Cults, Ghost Dance ***** the Mahdists are all example of these type of movements, which ***** at different times noble or peaceful, ***** which were *****ten violent, typically rash and foolish or fan*****ic, frequently self destructive, some***** for and sometimes against the *****ans, which took the form of a litany 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 ***** of ***** dominance of the west (except the Bolsheviks), reaching the peak ***** the Chinese tradition of millenarian revolts that is nearly 2000 years old (except ***** Maoists).1 China had alarming problems of varying heights ***** natural calamities inclusive of floods, droughts ***** famines during the mid of ***** nineteenth century.2 These and other dis*****ters were parti*****y due to the neglect ***** the government in public works, and to alleviate the misery caused by them which was widespread the Qing administration did absolutely nothing.3 There was ***** unrest, in the south, as a result of the cumulative effects of the military defeats at ***** hands of the Westerners, economic tensions and anti-Manchu sentiments. South China was 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 Rebellion, ***** 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 Taiping Version ***** a Christian China 1836-1864" Baylor University *****, (1996) p.53

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