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Autumn In The Heavenly Kingdom: China, The West, And The Epic Story Of The Taiping Civil War

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Winner of the 2012 Cundill Prize in History A gripping account of China’s nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion, one of the largest civil wars in history. Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom brims with unforgettable characters and vivid re-creations of massive…
Imperial Twilight: The Opium War And The End Of China's Last Golden Age
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The definitive history of the Opium War--a vivid narrative of the earliest Western efforts to open China to trade and the resulting war that ensured the decline of imperial China. When Britain declared war on China in 1839, it sealed the fate of what had been,…
Provincial Patriots: The Hunanese and Modern China

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From the Taiping Rebellion in the mid-nineteenth century to the Chinese Communist movement in the twentieth, no province in China gave rise to as many reformers, military officers, and revolutionaries as did Hunan. Stephen Platt offers the first comprehensive…
Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age

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The definitive history of the Opium War--a vivid narrative of the earliest Western efforts to open China to trade and the resulting war that ensured the decline of imperial China. When Britain declared war on China in 1839, it sealed the fate of what had been,…