Theatre and the Taipings

@article{Mackerras1976TheatreAT,
  title={Theatre and the Taipings},
  author={Colin Patrick Mackerras},
  journal={Modern China},
  year={1976},
  volume={2},
  pages={473 - 501}
}
The Taiping uprising of the period 1850 to 1866 represented by far the largest social upheaval in Chinese history before our own century. In fact, in his monumental work on the subject, Franz Michael (1966: vii) states that it was "as violent and complete a social revolution against an existing order as was ever attempted; indeed it can serve as a case study of revolution." As befits so important a movement, the Taiping revolution has attracted a great deal of comment and research, both in its… 

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