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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to or designating a dynasty with which one Hung-Siu-Chuen, a half-religious, half-political enthusiast, attempted to supplant the Manchu dynasty by the Taiping rebellion, incited by him in 1850 and suppressed by General Gordon about 1864.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of those who took part in the great rebellion inaugurated in southern China in 1850 by one Hung-siu-tsuen, who, calling himself the “Heavenly Prince,” pretended that he had a divine mission to overturn the Manchu dynasty and set up a purely native dynasty, to be styled the T'ai-p'ing Chao, or ‘Great-peace Dynasty.’

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