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The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900

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Publisher Comments:

Chinese peasants chafed against the foreign technologies and ideas that the imperialists introduced. Then a new movement-mystical, materialistic, and virulently anti-Christian-began to spread among them like wildfire. The foreigners laughed at the peasants' martial-arts routines and nicknamed them "the Boxers"-never imagining that the group, with the backing of China's empress dowager, would soon terrorize the world...This acclaimed account of the Boxer Rebellion, by an Oxford-trained historian, is an important new addition to every shelf of high-quality, highly accessible history.

Synopsis:

Relying on the diaries, letters and memoirs of the foreign defenders in the diplomatic district of Peking, and on her own extensive research from both Chinese and Western perspectives, Preston places readers squarely in the middle of events as they unfold during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 402-408) and index.

About the Author

Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, writer, and broadcaster who lives in London, England. She is the author of The Road to Culloden Moor: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the ’45 Rebellion and A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole.

Table of Contents

The Boxer Rebellion Prologue

I. The Poison in the Well:

China on the Eve of the Boxer Rebellion

1. A Thousand Deaths

2. Boxers and Devils

3. The Approaching Hour

4. Rats in a Trap

5. "Sha! Sha!"

II. "Death and Destruction to the Foreigner!"

20 June—21 July 1900

6. A Failed Rescue

7. City of Mud and Fire

8. Behind the Tartar Wall

9. The Drifting Horror

10. The Darkest Night

III. War and Watermelons: 21 July—14 August 1900

11. A Truce and a Triumph

12. The Half-Armistice

13. Horsemeat and Hope

14. In through the Sluice Gate

IV. Murder, Rape, and Exile:

Scenes from the Boxer Summer

15. "Tour of Inspection"

16. The Island of the Peitang

17. The Faith and Fate of the Missionaries

18. The Spoils of Peking

V. Another Country?

China in the Wake of the Boxer Rebellion

19. The Treaty

20. The Court Returns

21. . . . And the Foreigner Departs

22. The Boxer Legacy

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Notes and Sources

Bibliography

Art Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425180846
Author:
Preston, Diana
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
China History Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901.
Subject:
World History - China
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
96.12
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.08x6.00x.99 in. 1.08 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Relying on the diaries, letters and memoirs of the foreign defenders in the diplomatic district of Peking, and on her own extensive research from both Chinese and Western perspectives, Preston places readers squarely in the middle of events as they unfold during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900.
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