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Ineedtwocats t1_jdhnlr3 wrote

you know, I never asked myself "why were so many Chinese people coming over at that time?"

>escaping the poverty and terrors of the war in the Sze Yup districts in the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong province in China.


_who_is_they_ t1_jdj984m wrote

The eternal struggle of people looking for better living conditions.


hook_b t1_jdji20p wrote

The grass is always greener on the other side, especially in China during 1800's


I_love_pillows t1_jdkrina wrote

Taiping Rebellion too. Chinese call 1850s to 1950s ‘Century of Shame’. It was truly a century of chaos.


Gagarin1961 t1_jdle1r6 wrote

Imagine dying in a giant war led by a guy you think is the younger brother of Jesus Christ and nobody even talks about it in the future.


I_love_pillows t1_jdliex3 wrote

We hereby dedicate the post to the unnamed Chinese soldiers who died fighting in the Taiping Rebellion.