The Taiping Rebellion

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Sharpe, 2001 - Fiction - 713 pages
Written by one of Japan' most popular modern authors, this is a lively, readable, and immensely entertaining fictional portrayal of one of the epochal events of the nineteenth century.

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An enormous historical by a Japanese bestselling author renowned for such blockbusters as The Opium War, this telling the story of a mid-19th-century Chinese religious revolution that threatened to ... Read full review


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Believing that its activities may advance his own interests, influential Chinese merchant Lian Weicai sends his son Liwen to join the subversive Society of God Worshippers. Liwen finds himself ... Read full review


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Shunchin is a leading writer of historical fiction in Japan. He is the recipient of a number of distinguished Japanese literary awards and prizes.

Joshua A. Fogel is Canada Research Chair and Professor of History, York University.

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