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  • In a previous letter I informed you, if I mistake not, that the late Tai-ping rebellion was of a two-fold, politico-religious character, and that while they sought the overthrow of the present Tartar dynasty, their chief object both at its beginning and during its progress was the extermination of idolatry.

    Letter from Young John Allen to an editor,January 28, 1868

  • I caused Tai-ping Shan to be fired but thereby I kept troth with Hong Kong.

    Noble House

  • Oh all gods great and small and very small, help this deal to go through and I will endow a new temple, a cathedral, in Tai-ping Shan, he promised, consumed with fervor.

    Noble House

  • The bed was rumpled but a thousand times better than the cot in the room she rented in Tai-ping Shan.

    Noble House

  • The eyesore hillside of Tai-ping Shan that Gordon owns — Gordon Chen, son of my beloved tai-pan — where most of our heathen always lived was a stinking, festering, overcrowded, rat-breeding cauldron for all pestilences, and as much as the authorities cajoled, ordered and insisted, the superstitious inhabitants there disbelieved everything and would do nothing to improve their lot, though the deaths continued and continued.

    Noble House

  • If you asked me, the date of the Tai-ping Rebellion

    Our Elizabeth A Humour Novel

  • The great Tai-ping rebellion had been raging for some months.

    Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers

  • In 1853 the Chang-mau rebels (Tai-ping) took possession of Nan-king, then of Shanghai, but abandoned the latter in 1854.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • It began after a conquering army had made terms of peace in her capital, and with the Tai-ping rebellion in full swing of success ....

    Court Life In China

  • When I entered the dimly lighted room she was sitting in the midst of a group of women and girls -- patients in the hospital -- who listened with bated breath as she told them of the horrors of the Tai-ping rebellion.

    Court Life In China

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