Posted by Cen Gongxin on October 19, 1998 at 04:35:17:
In Reply to: Re: Am I related to Hong Xiuquan? posted by your Taiping typing made me think on September 29, 1998 at 08:30:34:
: You juat might be: Hong Xiuquan in some texts is Hung Hsiu-Ch'uan
: I think that you could look into it some more, but I think that
: if you look closely at the story of Hong's life, you might not want
: to be related to him. Before you go making claims to have Hong Xiuquan
: as your great uncle, you should know that he was a little crazy. You
: know that he claimed to be "the second son of heaven"? What then would that
: make you? Think about it.
First, confirm that the Chinese character of your surname is the same as Hong Xiuquan's.
In Hanyu pinyin, the surname Hong is using the 2nd stress.
I am also interested about where the descendants of the Taiping rebellion are located.
However, I suspect that the originally taiping soldiers hid their previous involvement in
the movement to protect themselves and their family. So, many descendants probably don't even know that their
great grandfather or somebody participated in the movement.
Also, some taiping generals went south to Vietnam.
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