Taiping Rebellion

Taiping Rebellion

Qing dynasty

Taiping Rebellion
A scene of the Taiping Rebellion ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1850 Dec 1 - 1864 Aug

Taiping Rebellion

China

The Taiping Rebellion, also known as the Taiping Civil War or the Taiping Revolution, was a massive rebellion and civil war that was waged in China between the Manchu-led Qing dynasty and the Han, Hakka-led Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. It lasted from 1850 to 1864, although following the fall of Tianjing (now Nanjing) the last rebel army was not wiped out until August 1871. After fighting the bloodiest civil war in world history, with over 20 million dead, the established Qing government won decisively, although at a great price to its fiscal and political structure.

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