Qing Rebels and Republic

In the second half of the 19th century various rebellions broke out in China. Most massive was the Tai Ping rebellion, which was a religious cult with an effective military aspect. Coins were issued by other entities that held territory for a time, some of which might today be described as criminal gangs. One of the rebellions in 1911 lead to the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and the founding of the Republic.