The Taiping Rebellion by Shunshin Chin

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A major historical novel by one of Japan's most popular modern writers, The Taiping Rebellion vividly portrays one of the most compelling and horrifying stories of the nineteenth century, when a quasi-religious and social movement lost one hundred thousand warriors in an attempt to overthrow the Qing dynasty.

Using actual historical figures as characters (Hong Xiuquan, Feng Yunshan, Hu Linyi, Zuo Zongtang, Lin Zexu, and Zeng Guofan), Chin brilliantly offers on a grand scale reminiscent of Herman Wouk a panoramic view of countless battles and other historical events and fascinating, probing character studies. This is a book that all students of Chinese history and aficionados of the historical novel will want to read.

 

About Shunshin Chin

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Shunchin is a leading writer of historical fiction in Japan. He is the recipient of a number of distinguished Japanese literary awards and prizes. Joshua A. Fogel is Canada Research Chair and Professor of History, York University.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by M E Sharpe Inc 01/1//2001. 718 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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An enormous historical by a Japanese bestselling author renowned for such blockbusters as The Opium War, this telling the story of a mid–19th-century Chinese religious revolution that threatened to topple a repressive dynasty and establish a property-sharing society based on both Christian and Co...

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