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From the pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese 太平 (Tàipíng, literally Great Peace, Great Pacified Region).

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  1. (historical) The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, a rebel state in southern, eastern, and central China during the mid-19th century.
    • 2015, Valerie M. Hudson, The Hillary Doctrine : Sex and American Foreign Policy[1], Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 81:
      The Nien Rebellion was made up of insurgents who opposed the Qing dynasty, which also had to contend with yet another movement, the Taiping, which was active in the south.
  2. (geography) Various districts, towns, townships, mountains, and islands in China, Taiwan, and Malaysia.
    • 1981 April 5, “Youths in ROC vow to carry out national goals”, in Free China Weekly[2], volume XXII, number 13, Taipei, page 4:
      In Taiwan province, a gathering attended by 10,000 people was held at Pingling military camp in Taiping village, Taichung county.
  3. (historical, geography) Taiping Prefecture, a former prefecture of China located west of Nanjing during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
  4. (geography, uncommon) Victoria Peak in Hong Kong.


Taiping (plural Taipings)

  1. (historical) A member of the Taiping rebels during the mid-19th century.
    • 2014, Encyclopædia Britannica, "Taiping Rebellion":
      Under the Taipings, the Chinese language was simplified, and equality between men and women was decreed.