Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War

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A gripping account of China’s nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion, one of the largest civil wars in history. Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom brims with unforgettable characters and vivid re-creations of massive and often gruesome battles—a sweeping yet intimate portrait of the conflict that shaped the fate of modern China.

 

The story begins in the early 1850s, the waning years of the Qing dynasty, when word spread of a major revolution brewing in the provinces,… (more)

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Platt supports his case for China’s importance in 19th-century history by noting that Chinese silver — through the purchases of thousands of tons of British and American opium — fueled the development of empires, both national and financial.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Knopf (February 07, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 480 pages

File size: 6.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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