The battle of Yangxia, during the Xinghai Revolution, saw 41 days of resistance by insurgent forces against the Qing Dynasty. After thousands of years of absolute power, the final dynasty capitulated, barely able to offer any resistance.

How the Chinese empire became the master of its own destruction

  • A failure to reform and modernise led to the collapse of China’s imperial system
  • Wars and rebellions in the second half of the 19th century were disastrous for the Qing Dynasty
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The battle of Yangxia, during the Xinghai Revolution, saw 41 days of resistance by insurgent forces against the Qing Dynasty. After thousands of years of absolute power, the final dynasty capitulated, barely able to offer any resistance.
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