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Victorious InsurgenciesFour Rebellions that Shaped Our World$
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Anthony James Joes

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813126142

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813126142.001.0001

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The Long War, 1929–1949

(p.5) 1 China
Victorious Insurgencies

Anthony James Joes

University Press of Kentucky

China is a civilization pretending to be a state. Its population was reduced from approximately 410 million in 1850 to 350 million in 1873, because of rebellions and civil wars in the middle of the nineteenth century: Taiping, Nien, Muslim, and others. China suffered all the penalties of colonialism without any of the benefits. The contrast between a burgeoning Japan, with the might and prestige of its booming industries and modern armed forces, and a decrepit China, economically backward and militarily feeble, astounded and humiliated a whole generation of young Chinese. By 1900, debts and indemnities to foreign states consumed between one-quarter and one-third of Chinese government revenues.

Keywords:   rebellions, Taiping, colonialism, prestige, indemnities

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