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University of Toronto Scarborough
Global Asia Studies
Liang Chen

The Taiping Rebellion The greatest rebellion in Chinese history is said to be the Taiping rebellion. It took place in southern China from 1850 to 1864. It is estimated that 40 million people have died in this uprising, most of which were civilians. It started with the bursting growth of Chinese population, which caused massive famine in the southern parts of China, and also China during that time was having many internal rebellions. The Taiping leader at the time was Hong Xiuquan. To point out, his background story was that he failed the rigid imperial examination three times and since then adopted a strange version of Christianity that he picked up from a foreign missionary. He saw himself as the younger brother of Jesus Christ. He grew in popularity in the poor areas of south China. With his ideologies, he waged war on the Manchu empire. They picked up massive support along the way. They had to turn back before getting to Tianjin, but by that time they have already taken ov
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