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Book Title: God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan|
The author of the book: Jonathan D. Spence
Edition: W. W. Norton & Company
Date of issue: 1996
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ISBN 13: 9780393038446
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"My hand grasps the killing power
in Heaven and Earth;
To behead the evil ones, spare the just,
and ease the people's sorrows."
So resolves Hong Xiuquan. It is 1837 when Hong ascends to Heaven. While there, he is charged by God, his Heavenly Father -- attired in black dragon robe and high-brimmed hat, his mouth almost hidden by his luxuriant golden beard -- to slay the demon devils who are leading the people on earth astray. Their leader is Yan Luo, king of hell, the Dragon Demon of the Eastern Sea. Hong does battle in Heaven, armed by his father with sword and seal, and aided by his elder brother Jesus. Returned to his home village in south China, he resolves to carry on the struggle against the evil polluting humanity. He knows himself to be the younger brother of Jesus Christ, God's Chinese Son.
The Taiping uprising, led by Hong Xiuquan, was a massive millenial movement that, in its violent rise and fall between 1845 and 1864, cost at least twenty million Chinese their lives. . . .
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Read information about the authorJonathan D. Spence is a historian specializing in Chinese history. His self-selected Chinese name is Shǐ Jǐngqiān (simplified Chinese: 史景迁; traditional Chinese: 史景遷), which roughly translates to "A historian who admires Sima Qian."
He has been Sterling Professor of History at Yale University since 1993. His most famous book is The Search for Modern China, which has become one of the standard texts on the last several hundred years of Chinese history.