Readings:

The Taiping on the Principles of the Heavenly Nature (WTWA 837-39)

Hung Xiuquan, Land System of the Heavenly Kingdom

Discusson Questions:

How would you describe the vision for society presented by the leaders of the Taiping rebellion?  What were its primary characteristics?

For Zoom Reflection:  What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of Taiping social organization?  How might they explain the eventual failure of this movement?

 

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