Taiping Rebellion Essay

564 words - 2 pages

World History Mrs. Beeler 3rd Period Taiping Rebellion Alex Frantzides Although China was enticed by European culture during The Opium War, this European influence lead to the degradation of the country in the mid-19th century through a series of rebellions that reached their paramount during The Taiping Rebellion.The Qing dynasty ruled China for a span of over 250 years, but it wasn't always the case that Qing rulers were strong leaders. During the time of the Taiping up rise enormous population pressures were put upon China. The Qing dynasty was also haunted by what seemed an endless amount of consistent natural disasters, in which there aftermath was never rejuvenated. In result to these flaws there always seemed to be a tedious process of regaining taken parts of the empire. This became an ordinary and common process of receiving and losing land. The Qing dynasty was also faced with the Taiping rebellion, which led to the crumble of Qing rule.Nurtured by Hong Xiuquan, The Taiping rebellion lasted for 14 years and by the winter of its long life; over 30 million were reported dead. Hong Xiuquan, the son of a farmer, was raised and came under the influence by Christian Missionaries. He concluded that he was the younger son of Jesus and was destined to create a Heavenly Kingdom on earth. These rage-stricken visions were spawned by his repeated unsuccessful attempts at gaining an upper hand spot in the Chinese government. Hong's mission was to rid China of evil influences such as the Manchu's, Taoists, Buddhists, and Confucians. Many poor peasants, workers, and miners were attracted to this new faith. The converts believed that God ordered them to destroy Manchu rule...

Find Another Essay On Taiping Rebellion

The Downfall of China Essay

948 words - 4 pages get worse internal upset led to the Taiping Rebellion, which resulted in the deaths of twenty million people. The loss was yet another drastically unfavorable blow to the Chinese economy. Shortly following the Taiping Rebellion the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 further damaged China. The rest of the world was just waiting to take a piece of China at this point. The Boxer Rebellion only made their situation worse. The Chinese

The First Opium War Essay

2278 words - 10 pages . While some impacts were beneficial for the war allowed China to take its first steps in its long journey to membership in the international society, others were more damaging as the war was also the trigger to many rebellions that followed, most notably the Taiping Rebellion. The immediate economic impact on China was the Treaty of Nanking, signed by both the Chinese and British officials and consisted of thirteen articles. Article VII stated

Empress Cixi

2100 words - 8 pages they know that Cixi was shrewd and had already devised some strategies so she could accomplish her childhood dream and “longing that the former Manchu spirit be regained.” Meanwhile, the state of affairs in China was very uneasy. It was 1861, and the Taiping Rebellion was “not spent, and victory in the trial of strength between the insurgents’ bid for the Mandate of Heaven, and the Qing’s bid to hold it was still the crucial task facing Cixi

Traditionalist versus Reformist among Colonial Powers

1011 words - 4 pages techniques. Many of the reformist and traditionalist came into conflict with each other. One such conflict which is still known as one of the bloodiest wars was the taiping rebellion. The leader of the rebellion was Hong Xiuquan a Chinese religious leader. The reformers slowly gained their goals as the Chinese monarchy was overthrown after the disasters Sino-Japanese war and the Boxer rebellion. The Japanese were much more successful than their

The Decline Of Qing Dynasty

1295 words - 5 pages the White Lotus Rebellion, the Nian Rebellion, and the famous Taiping Rebellion that weakened the dynasty the most.Though facing different threats, the dynasty's major challenge was that of foreign intrusion. This problem formed its root during emperor Qianlong's reign. Emperor Qianlong established the Canton System, which allowed foreign traders to do business only in Canton, with designated Chinese firms. Such an act of the Qing government was

Chinese Immigration in the Western United States: The First 100 Years

2542 words - 10 pages in China to be tried in British courts. Hong Kong came under British rule after these treaties. The conflict ruined China's already weakened economy, continued to fuel widespread opium addiction, and lead to several peasant revolts. The largest of these revolts wound up spiraling out of control and developing into the Taiping Rebellion. The Taiping Rebellion turned into a civil war that lasted from 1850 to 1871. Many citizens blamed the Manchus

Christian Influence on Shanghai

1221 words - 5 pages brought the Chinese community closer with the rising number of foreign settlers. Many Chinese catholic converts lived in the foreign settlement and the chaos of the Christianity inspired Taiping rebellion pressured the Shanghailanders to allow more Chinese into the foreign concessions.4 The increased number of Chinese Christians encouraged Western missionaries and priests to open up religious schools and universities, which imparted ideas to the

Analyses of the factors that led to the rise of the communist party in China.

2422 words - 10 pages Wars with China, one in 1839 and one in 1960, the second one in alliance with France. The British took control of Hong Kong, and set up many 'treaty ports' where they were allowed to trade. The Europeans began to dig their heels in many parts of China. The people hated them. The Manchu dynasty was blamed, and it was apparent that the Manchus were beginning to grow weak. In 1950, the Taiping Rebellion against the Manchus broke out. There was

The Brain Drain and Revolution in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century China

1693 words - 7 pages newer, less flattering image of China as the “sick man of Asia” (Holcombe 193). Fears of the encroaching imperial powers were only heightened after China lost in the 1865-60 Opium War, as were fears of increasing internal disorder, as evinced by the 1851-64 Taiping Rebellion (Bary 661; Rhoads 1-2). China would later suffer yet another humiliating defeat in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5, but they first instituted a series of reforms in an attempt

The Opium Trade and Imperialism in China

1612 words - 6 pages contributed to the Imperialism that was established later.After the Opium Wars, and inside rebellions such as the Taiping rebellion, China was too weak to fight for her independence and ethnocentrism, and instead China started a new ideology - the Tongzhi Restoration and the Self-Strengthening Movement. Starting at 1862, China started modernizing herself by building new institutions, accepting new technologies, building up basic industries


2277 words - 9 pages the widespread misery caused by natural disasters and persistent warfare. Military defeats at Western hands, and anti-Manchu sentiments all combined to produce widespread unrest, especially in the Guangdong Province. As a result, several rebellions occurred, including the Taiping Rebellion, which caused thirty million deaths. (Li, 1988) It was to no surprise that oversea emigration during those years increased. The successor of the Qing Dynasty

Similar Essays

The Taiping Rebellion: Asian Studies Paper

973 words - 4 pages The Taiping Rebellion was one of the deadliest wars in recorded history. The war lasted from 1851 to 1865. It was between Imperial China and the force lead by Hong Xiuquan, a self-proclaimed mystic and Christian convert, who believed he was the younger brother of Jesus Christ and the new Messiah. Most sources estimate the total death toll at about twenty million.Hong was the son of a poor farmer near Canton. He was a good student, but failed his

Neo Imperiailsm In China Essay

1138 words - 5 pages to the western powers led to its demise in late 1911 and its total destruction in 1912. Works Cited "Boxer Rebellion (Chinese history)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. 11 Dec. 2013 . "Boxer Rebellion." History.com. A&E Television Networks. 11 Dec. 2013 . "Chinese Cultural Studies: The Taiping Rebellion

Opium Wars Essay

705 words - 3 pages Nanjing on August 29, 1842. This treaty forced us to pay for all the destroyed opium, and gave full control of Hong Kong to the British for 150 years.We rebeled in the Taiping Rebellion. Many Chinese including myself wanted to reform our government. The Taiping rebels won control of large parts of China.But the Taiping Rebellion was estimated to have caused the deaths of 20 to 30 million Chinese. Some were my friends and family.For about 14 years, I

The Enlightenment Influencing Societies Circa 1900

780 words - 4 pages . In China peasant grievances, and charismatic leaders proclaiming a different ideology from the present one China caused the Taiping Uprising. The rebels wanted social reform, an abolition of privately owned land, an industrial nation with railroads and widespread public education. This philosophy of the Enlightenment that change can be for the better and status quo need not remain, directed the Taiping Uprising. Although the Taiping Rebellion