This site provides an introduction to the Taiping Civil War (1850-1864), one of the most devastating conflicts in modern Chinese history.  Our working group at the University of Mary Washington has compiled three resources for students of the conflict:

1. An annotated bibliography and interview with Dr. Tobie Meyer-Fong, author of What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China (Stanford UP, 2013)

2. A timeline of major events and related primary source texts from the conflict.

3. A map of sites as well as related primary source texts from the conflict.

The primary sources noted above are drawn from Franz Michael’s The Taiping Rebellion: History and Documents (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1971), vols. 2 and 3, hereafter abbreviated at the website’s pages as “TR”.

Our annotated bibliography is available for all to view via the “Taiping Civil War” group library at Zotero Groups. For more information on how to use the free Zotero bibliography tool, see Zotero.org.