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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 existing system, by means of overthrow ***** the system which existed. And the new system which evolved was ***** as better than ***** old system which ***** and was ***** about by overthrowing the powerful. The reason is simple. As the sociologists and historians of 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 ********** unpleasant life earlier.

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

Taiping Rebellion

***** Taiping Rebellion is considered as the most influential ***** all such millenarian movements which evolved 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 and famines during the mid of ***** nineteenth century.2 These and other dis*****ters were partially 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 ***** cumulative effects of the military defeats at ***** hands of the Westerners, economic tensions and anti-Manchu sentiments. South China w***** the first to be influenced ***** the Western dominance and the last to be conquered by the Qing conquerors.4 All these promoted the background for the Taiping *****, ***** largest revolt in the modern Ch*****ese history.

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

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

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

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

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


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