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Taiping

[ tahy-ping ]

noun

  1. a person who participated in the unsuccessful rebellion Taiping Rebellion, 1850–64, led by Hung Hsiu-ch'üan (Hong Xiuquan), who attempted to overthrow the Manchu dynasty.


Taiping

/ ˈtaɪˈpɪŋ /

noun

  1. history a person who supported or took part in the movement of religious mysticism and agrarian unrest in China between 1850 and 1864 ( Taiping rebellion ), which weakened the Manchu dynasty but was eventually suppressed with foreign aid


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Taiping1

From the Chinese word tàipíng literally, great peace
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Taiping1

C19: from Chinese, from tai great + ping peace
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Example Sentences

A problem far more pressing for the dynasty was the Taiping revolt, which ran from 1850 to 1864 and left tens of millions dead.

Taiping set the stage for the drama of modern Chinese history.

The Taiping naively hoped for steamships and Armstrong guns from their fellow Christians; they were to be sorely disappointed.

Later in the year, as a result partly of poor harvests, the great Taiping rebellion began.

He averred that he had "the divine commission Progress of Taiping rebellion to possess the Empire as its true sovereign."

The establishment of the Taiping power at Nanking attracted the attention of Europeans.

In the latter days of August, Shanghai had been seriously attacked by the Taiping rebels.

The Taiping rebellion was of so barbarous a nature that its suppression had become necessary in the interest of civilization.

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