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What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China

Tobie Meyer-Fong

Abstract

The Taiping Rebellion was one of the costliest civil wars in human history. Tens of millions of people lost their lives, as Chinese rebels, imperial armies, and local militias clashed across the Yangzi Delta. Yet while the Rebellion has been intensely studied, we still know little of how individuals coped with these cataclysmic events. Drawing upon a rich array of primary sources, What Remainsexplores the issues that preoccupied Chinese and Western survivors. Individuals, families, and communities grappled with fundamental questions of loyalty and loss as they struggled to rebuild shattered ci ... More

Keywords: China, History, Taiping Rebellion (1850–1864), commemoration, destruction, wartime suffering, post-war reconstruction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804754255
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804754255.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tobie Meyer-Fong, author

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