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Augustus LINDLEY LIN-LE
1866 THE TI-PING REVOLUTION OR TI-PING TIEN-KWOH BY LINDLEY OR LIN-LE TAI PING
DAY AND sON, 1866. I have here for sale both volumes of the book entitled TI-PING TIEN-KWOH, THE HISTORY OF THE TIPING REVOLUTION, including a narrative of the Author's personal adventures by LIN-LE, Augustus, Lindley, formerly honorary officer, Chung-Wang's Guards; Special Agent of the Ti-Ping General-in-Chief; and late Commander of the "Loyal and Faithful Auxiliary Legion". Published in 1866 by Day and Son, Lithographers and Publishers of Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. The Tai-Ping Revolution was a Chinese revolution against the Manchus who had conquered China in the seventeenth century, and still considered it their private property throughout the nineteenth century. Chinese people had to wear the queue as an outward sign of submission, the word of a Chinese person was not worth the same as that of a Manchu, top positions were held by Manchus. The Tai-Ping swept up the Yang-Tse from the West and for twenty years posed a serious threat to the Manchu government - and they were led by a man who claimed to be the Little Brother of Jesus and promised to bring a version of Christianity to China. For a while the European Powers were not sure whether to celebrate that the China market would soon be wide open for Christian missionaries, or whether to support the tottering Manchu dynasty and thereby cement the prominent role of Europeans at the Manchu court. When the chips were down, the European Powers threw in their lot with the Manchus - arms were supplied to the Imperial forces, the Western navies prevented arms reaching the Tai-Ping, mercenaries such as General Go … [Click Below for Full Description]
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