Rebellions and foreign attacks, 1839-1901
After the Opium War of 1839-1842, the
Qing dynasty was challenged from within by a number of
rebellions and uprisings that caused immense destruction and loss of
life. The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5
resulted in significant loss of imperial territory, including
Korea, Taiwan, and the Liaodong peninsula.
The map shows the area of Taiping (Wade-Giles: T’ai-p’ing) control at
various times; the routes taken by the Taiping rebels, and the the
locations and dates of the following:
- Yunnan Muslim rebellion
- northwestern Muslim uprising
- Boxer rebellion
- Nien rebellion (捻軍起義; pinyin: niǎn jūn qǐ yì)
- Nian invasion of Zhili (Wade-Giles: Nien; Chihli; Zhili’s modern name is Hebei)
- Guizhou-Miao tribal rising (Wade-Giles: Kuei-chou, also spelled Kweichow)
- Hakka-Cantonese war
- Japanese naval victory of 1894
Arrows indicate British, Anglo-French, French, Japanese and Chinese attacks.
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The Times Complete History of the World (2007), p. 257.