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Personal photo taken of the imperial robe of the Taiping Heavenly King on display in a museum focused on the Taiping Rebellion.

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Left close up color image of Hung Hsiu Chuan (Taiping Emperor), by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Hung Hsiu Chuan (Taiping Emperor), by George Stuart.

Rebels Capture a British Soldier During the Taiping Rebellion in China (W/C on Paper)

Rebels Capture a British Soldier During the Taiping Rebellion in China

It was during the Taiping Rebellion in China, that the Empress Dowager Cixi rose to prominence. Originally a concubine, Cixi managed to maneuver her way to the top and manipulate the ineffective emperors, ruling from behind the scenes between 1861 and 1908.

Ever Victorious Army c.1861 (Osprey Publishing)

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Fish under the sea, Taiping Island / Itu Aba Island in South China sea - by Ho Chien-An

Hsien-Feng was the ninth Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, and the seventh Qing Emperor to rule over China, from 1850 to 1861

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