Talk:Taiping Rebellion

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There's a couple of things worth adding to this.

  1. The role of the British and American troops in crushing the rebellion, particularly Charles George Gordon (Chinese Gordon/Gordon of Khartoum) and Frederick Townsend Ward's Ever Victorious Army. This played into western imperialism in China, which is still a touchy subject.
  2. Claims about what happened to the population of Nanking when it was retaken by Imperial forces: did the population of the Heavenly Kingdom commit mass suicide, or were they massacred by the Qing army? I'm not an expert, but I believe there is a near-contemporaneous official Imperial history of the conflict which attempts to show it was suicide not a war crime.

Annquin (talk) 08:42, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Change title to "Taiping Rebellion"[edit]

It seems strange to have an article on specifically the leader of the Taiping Rebellion, but not on the Taiping Rebellion itself. As significant parts of this article already cover the Taiping Rebellion, it would make sense to turn this into an article on the Taiping Rebellion.-- (talk) 00:27, 28 August 2016 (UTC)