cover image God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan

God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan

Jonathan D. Spence / Author W. W. Norton & Company $18.95 (432

In what PW called a ""masterful history,"" Spence recounts the mid-19th century Taiping Rebellion, in which a Chinese Christian fanatic seized Nanking and ruled his ""New Jerusalem"" for a decade. (Jan.)