13 May Readings: The Taiping on the Principles of the Heavenly Nature? (WTWA 837-39) Hung Xiuquan, Land System of the Heavenly Kingdom? Discusson Questions:
“The Taiping on the Principles of the Heavenly Nature” (WTWA 837-39)
Hung Xiuquan, “Land System of the Heavenly Kingdom”
How would you describe the vision for society presented by the leaders of the Taiping rebellion? What were its primary characteristics?
For Zoom Reflection: What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of Taiping social organization? How might they explain the eventual failure of this movement?