[Unlocked] Heavenly Kingdom ” Discusson

[Unlocked] Heavenly Kingdom ” Discusson

 

Readings:

“The Taiping on the Principles of the Heavenly Nature” (WTWA 837-39)

Hung Xiuquan, “Land System of the Heavenly Kingdom”

Discusson Questions:

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?