Taiping Rebellion

Doomsday Cult Crackdown Underlies Broader Unease

With the government cracking down on apocalypse rumors this week, rounding up members of an outlawed cult known as the Church of Almighty God, The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos explores the Communist Party’s uneasy...

A Chinese Civil War to Dwarf All Others

The New York Times reviews a new book, Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War, which looks at the Taiping Rebellion, one of the bloodiest periods of Chinese history, which is...

The Warlords Sparks Political Criticism

[Editor’s note; Josie Liu is a journalist from China who once worked for the South China Morning Post and other newspapers in Beijing. She currently writes the “China in Transition” blog and will also be guest blogging for CDT.] Hong Kong director Peter Ho-Sun Chan’s newly released movie, The Warlords, has generated not only tens […]



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