Books tagged: taiping rebellion

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Notes Towards a Fatalist Theory of Decapitation
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This quirky, brief historical fiction retells the life of Major-General Charles "Chinese" Gordon -- best-known for stubbornly ignoring orders and dying at Khartoum in 1885 in a quixotic effort to resist Muslim rebels. A charismatic religious crank and do-gooder, Gordon gained distinction leading the Ever Victorious Army against Christ's Younger Brother in China during the Taiping Rebellion.
The Last Heavenly King
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 21,390. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
In this first part of Triptych of Times Hong Kuiyuan tells his personal story of the collapse, in 1864, of the Christian theocracy established by his uncle, the first Heavenly King, during 'the Taiping Rebellion' in China. His relatives, including the new King, are killed by the imperial Qing, but the sixteen-year-old Kuiyuan manages to survive. Later in life he will write this historical novella.
Barbarians
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 192,650. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Imagine a civil war that left 150 million people dead. A war waged ruthlessly by the Emperor against his own helpless people. A war continued against all odds by a rebel leader who thought himself the brother of Jesus Christ. The Americans, British and French were caught up in the catastrophe that ensued. In the Manchu court, we watch Yehonala rise from concubine to become an all-powerful Empress.