A problem far more pressing for the dynasty was the Taiping revolt, which ran from 1850 to 1864 and left tens of millions dead.
Taiping set the stage for the drama of modern Chinese history.
The Taiping naively hoped for steamships and Armstrong guns from their fellow Christians; they were to be sorely disappointed.
The burn suggests good fishing, and the Taiping looks like a magnificent salmon river.
I can remember the Taiping rebellion, and this seems to me to be quite as bad.
During the Taiping rebellion, he again distinguished himself as an officer.
He averred that he had "the divine commission Progress of Taiping rebellion to possess the Empire as its true sovereign."
Later in the year, as a result partly of poor harvests, the great Taiping rebellion began.
The establishment of the Taiping power at Nanking attracted the attention of Europeans.
With us alter tulit honores, and an Englishman wears the glory of having suppressed the Taiping rebellion.