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This is an auction for GOD'S CHINESE SON by Jonathan Spence.

“Newly discovered texts in the British Library convinced Spence to reassess the uprising of China's Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and the actions of its leader, Hong Xiuquan. Spanning the early-to mid-nineteenth century, the resulting epic study presents a fascinating history of the sect's leader: Hong's involvement with a Christian evangelist's writings and the developing mystical beliefs that led him to become a preacher with grandiose plans for Chinese citizenry. Spence traces Hong's eventual conversion and command of legions of religious acolytes into a vast army of supporters destined to attempt an astounding overthrow of the Manchu dynasty. A richly detailed, erudite account that will mesmerize history buffs and China watchers alike.”
Library Journal (US)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jonathan D. Spence is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, where he has taught for thirty years.

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Large format (trade) paperback 1997.

400 pages.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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