Land System and Heavenly Dynasty
This paper discusses the Taiping Rebellion in the mid-1800s, using Franz Michael's article "The Land System of the Heavenly Dynasty - The Taiping Rebellion: History and Documents".
# 84086 | 1,575 words | 2 sources | 2005 |
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , History (Asian) , Literature (General)
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This paper critiques Franz Michael's article titled "The Land System of the Heavenly Dynasty - The Taiping Rebellion: History and Documents, Volume 2: Documents and Comments" published in 1971 in Seattle and London by the University of Washington Press. In this article, the writer examines the causes for and development of the Taiping Rebellion in the mid 1800s.
From the Paper:"On the heels of the Opium War and Unequal Treaties that weakened China from the outside in, the Taiping rebellion erupted (see Appendix A). According to some researchers, this revolt was one of the bloodiest civil wars in human history killing between twenty and forty million people (Roberts, para. 1963). Due to increased foreign trade, the displacement of traditional economy decreased income due to opium importation. The Qing dynasty was unsuccessful in curbing foreign influence on China, especially with the rising influence of Westernization."
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