Reverend Issachar Jacox Roberts and the Taiping Rebellion

  title={Reverend Issachar Jacox Roberts and the Taiping Rebellion},
  author={Yuan Chung Teng},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={55 - 67}
  • Y. Teng
  • Published 1 November 1963
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
Reverend Issachar Jacox Roberts was, as far as is known, the only Western teacher ever to instruct Hung Hsiu-ch'üan, the leader of the Taiping Rebellion. Aware of his special relationship with Hung, Roberts was for many years enthusiastic about Hung's undertakings. This article is concerned mainly with an account of the dealings between the two men. Born in Tennessee in 1802, Roberts studied at the Furman Theological Institution of South Carolina, and was ordained to the ministry in 1828. He… 

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