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The Resource Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom : China, the West, and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War, by Stephen R. Platt

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom : China, the West, and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War, by Stephen R. Platt

Label
Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom : China, the West, and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War
Title
Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom
Title remainder
China, the West, and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen R. Platt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This narrative history of China's nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion (which cost some twenty million lives) brims with unforgettable characters and vivid re-creations of massive and sometimes gruesome battles--a riveting, both sweeping and intimate portrait of the largest civil war in history
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Platt, Stephen R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visitors, Foreign
  • Americans
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Europeans
  • Manchus
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Western countries
Label
Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom : China, the West, and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War, by Stephen R. Platt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2012 in New York by Alfred A. Knopf
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-447) and index
Contents
Dramatis personae -- Chronology of major events -- Prologue: Heaven's children -- pt. 1. Twilight -- The preacher's assistant -- Neutrality -- The Shield King -- Soundings -- An appointment in the north -- pt. 2. Order rising -- The reluctant general -- The force of doctrine -- Perils of civilization -- Endurance -- Heaven and earth -- Crossings -- pt. 3. The great peace -- The point of no return -- Vampires -- Flowering rain -- Blood and honor -- Crossing the mountain -- Epilogue
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books edition
Extent
xxviii, 470 pages
Isbn
9780307472212
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781683371
  • (OCoLC)ocn781683371
  • 720148
Label
Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom : China, the West, and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War, by Stephen R. Platt
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2012 in New York by Alfred A. Knopf
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-447) and index
Contents
Dramatis personae -- Chronology of major events -- Prologue: Heaven's children -- pt. 1. Twilight -- The preacher's assistant -- Neutrality -- The Shield King -- Soundings -- An appointment in the north -- pt. 2. Order rising -- The reluctant general -- The force of doctrine -- Perils of civilization -- Endurance -- Heaven and earth -- Crossings -- pt. 3. The great peace -- The point of no return -- Vampires -- Flowering rain -- Blood and honor -- Crossing the mountain -- Epilogue
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books edition
Extent
xxviii, 470 pages
Isbn
9780307472212
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781683371
  • (OCoLC)ocn781683371
  • 720148

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