The Taiping Rebellion

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Routledge, Oct 24, 2018 - History - 714 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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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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An Evening in Nagasaki
Men of Many Dreams
A Hero in the Setting
Season of Thieves
Assemble at Jintian Village
Penghua Mountain
Hoist the Flag 8
The Men with Long Hair 9 Advances and Retreats
Departure on a Rainswept Night
Birth of a Navy
Razing the Yellow Crane Tower
Hillock of the Nine Women
Jingkou Communiqué
Early Spring in Jinling
The Yangzi River Flows to the East
Traffic on the Yangzi

Correspondence from the Ryūkyūs
Escape from the Jaws of Death
Attack the Rivers and the Mountains
Escape from Yongan
The Battle at Guilin
Aftermath of a Massacre
Movement North and South
Changsha Summer
Love and Hate in the City of Shanghai
East and West of the Heavenly Capital
Red Spots on the Yellow Earth
Secret Messenger of the Heavenly King
The Arrow Is in the
The Collapse of the Finest Pagoda in the Realm
Victory and Defeat
Elegy for the Heavenly Capital

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