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The Heavenly Kingdom of Taiping in the Eyes of the Eighth Earl of Elgin
Pages: 88-91
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: Journal of Yangzhou University(Humanities and Social Sciences Edition)

Keyword:  the Heavenly Kingdom of TaipingElginChristiancommercial intercourse in Yangtze regiondiplomacy;
Abstract: Elgin came to China in 1858.With the permission of Qing government,he travelled along the valley of Yangtze River.Meanwhile,the Heavenly Kingdom of Taiping was in a diplomatic interaction with the United Kingdom.Viewed from a global perspective,Elgin’s diary and letters provide truthful records of those interactions.These records also give us a clearer picture of the diplomatic failures of the Heavenly Kingdom of Taiping between 1858and 1861.
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