- a person who participated in the unsuccessful rebellion (Taiping Rebellion), 1850–64, led by Hung Hsiu-ch'üan (Hong Xiuquan), who attempted to overthrow the Manchu dynasty.
Origin of Taiping
From the Chinese word tàipíng literally, great peace
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A problem far more pressing for the dynasty was the Taiping revolt, which ran from 1850 to 1864 and left tens of millions dead.We're Still Fighting the Opium Wars
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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.
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General Liu and I proposed to demarcate south of the Taiping.A Civil Servant in Burma
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Hung Sin-tsuan, the leader in the Taiping rebellion, was a Hakka.
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."
- 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
C19: from Chinese, from tai great + ping peace
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