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The Taiping Vision of a Christian China Jonathan D. Spence

The Taiping Vision of a Christian China

Jonathan D. Spence

Published July 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780918954664
Paperback
58 pages
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Interprets the social and political milieu of mid-nineteenth-century China. This book traces the events surrounding the life of Hong Xiuquan, the self-styled heavenly king who had learned through his encounter with Christian religious texts that heMoreInterprets the social and political milieu of mid-nineteenth-century China. This book traces the events surrounding the life of Hong Xiuquan, the self-styled heavenly king who had learned through his encounter with Christian religious texts that he was not only a religious leader, but also the younger brother of Jesus.