Taiping Heavenly Kingdom
This paper puts the Taiping Rebellion into a global context and elaborates on how the global economics manifested into a local setting. This paper touches on the idea of "context mixed with vision" and explains how the Taiping Rebellion started.
# 62198 | 1,700 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Nov 13, 2005 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Economics (International) , Religion and Theology (Other)
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The Taiping Rebellion was a religion-based rebellion brought about directly through the peoples' dissatisfaction with China's socio-economic and political situation of the time, which caused the poor and oppressed people to look up to Hong Xiuquan's millenarian vision and follow him into a violent rebellion. This paper elaborates on the preceding thesis and puts it into a global context.
From the Paper:"At the same time that Britain and other countries across the globe were coming into an "Industrial Revolution", China was just trying to survive. They were not evolving industrially but instead were making use the resources and labor they had at hand. However, the critical shortage of land and lack of resources further hindered China from beginning their own Industrial Revolution. Labor-intensive agriculture and the Qing Dynasty's rules on restricted trade put a strain on the Chinese economy and thus trickled down to the people who were also facing other persecution and restrictions put in place by the Qing dynasty (Marks, 117-118). All of this funneled into the Taiping Rebellion."
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