The Boxer Rebellion

Certainly not all the developments in China in the twentieth century can be explained in terms of the Boxer Rebellion, but it is equally certain that no one can understand the attitudes of the Chinese, in such matters as the Red Guard ...

Author: Christopher Martin

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ISBN: UOM:39015013966521

Category: China

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The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China

Many scholars brush off the Boxer Rebellion as an ill-conceived and easily defeated revolt, but in The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, the military historian David J. Silbey shows just how close the Boxers came to beating back ...

Author: David J. Silbey

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9781429942577

Category: History

Page: 304

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The year is 1900, and Western empires—both old and new—are locked in regional entanglements across the globe. The British are losing a bitter war against the Boers while the German kaiser is busy building a vast new navy. The United States is struggling to put down an insurgency in the South Pacific while the upstart imperialist Japan begins to make clear to neighboring Russia its territorial ambition. In China, a perennial pawn in the Great Game, a mysterious group of superstitious peasants is launching attacks on the Western powers they fear are corrupting their country. These ordinary Chinese—called Boxers by the West because of their martial arts showmanship—rise up, seemingly out of nowhere. Foreshadowing the insurgencies of the more recent past, they lack a centralized leadership and instead tap into latent nationalism and deep economic frustration to build their army. Their battle cry: "Support the Qing, exterminate the foreigners." Many scholars brush off the Boxers as an ill-conceived and easily defeated revolt, but the military historian David J. Silbey shows just how close they came to beating back the combined might of all the imperial powers. Drawing on the diaries and letters of allied soldiers and diplomats, Silbey paints a vivid portrait of the short-lived war. Even though their cause ended just as quickly as it began, the bravery and patriotism of the Boxers would inspire Chinese nationalists—including a young Mao Zedong—for decades to come.

William Scott Ament and the Boxer Rebellion

Jessie Ransome learned that the Boxers had taken over the London Missionary Society compound in the west part of the Tartar ... Hart's ghost can take some satisfaction that his writings about the Boxer Rebellion are far more honest and ...

Author: Larry Clinton Thompson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786453382

Category: History

Page: 252

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In 1900 in China a peasant movement known as the Boxers rose up and tried to destroy its Western oppressors. The culminating event of the Boxer Rebellion was the siege of the Western legations in Peking. In isolated Peking, a horde of brightly dressed, acrobatic, anti–Western and anti–Christian Boxers surrounded the fortified diplomatic legation compound, and rumors about the torture and murder of 900 Western diplomats, soldiers, and missionaries swirled throughout the foreign media. Scholars agree that animosity toward Christian missionaries was a major cause of the Boxer Rebellion, but most accounts neglect the missionaries and emphasize instead the diplomats and soldiers who weathered the siege and defeated the Chinese in battle. This book gives equivalent attention to the missionaries, their work, the impact they had on China, and the controversies arising in the aftermath of the Boxer Rebellion. It focuses particularly on one of the most distinguished American missionaries, William Scott Ament, whose brave and resourceful heroism was tarnished by hubris and looting.

The Boxer Rebellion

Portrays the dramatic human experience of the Boxer Rebellion from both a Western and Chinese perspective, drawing on diaries, memoirs, and letters of those that lived through this pivotal time in the history of China. Reprint.

Author: Diana Preston

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 0425180840

Category: History

Page: 436

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Portrays the dramatic human experience of the Boxer Rebellion from both a Western and Chinese perspective, drawing on diaries, memoirs, and letters of those that lived through this pivotal time in the history of China. Reprint.

The Boxer Rebellion

This engaging account, packed with original photographs and full colour artwork, tells the story of this unique occurrence in military history.

Author: Lynn Bodin

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 0850453356

Category: History

Page: 48

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In the year 1900, an unprecedented co-operation occurred between the eight major military powers of the world. For more than a year military and naval personnel from Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States fought together against a common enemy. That enemy was a society whose goal was the extermination of all 'foreign devils' in China – the I Ho Ch'uan, or Righteous Harmonious Fists, better known to the West as the Boxers. This engaging account, packed with original photographs and full colour artwork, tells the story of this unique occurrence in military history.

Peking 1900

It would now be a race against time. Could the rag-tag defenders hold out long enough for the gathering relief force to reach them? This book describes the desperate series of events as the multinational force rushed to their rescue.

Author: Peter Harrington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472803047

Category: History

Page: 96

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In 1900 a violent rebellion swept northern China – the Boxer Rebellion. The Boxers were a secret society who sought to rid their country of the pernicious influence of the foreign powers who had gradually acquired a stranglehold on China. With the connivance of the Imperial Court they laid siege to the legation quarter of Peking. Trapped inside were an assortment of diplomats, civilians and a small number of troops. They were all Sir Claude Macdonald, the British Minister in Peking, had to defend against thousands of hostile Boxers and Imperial troops. It would now be a race against time. Could the rag-tag defenders hold out long enough for the gathering relief force to reach them? This book describes the desperate series of events as the multinational force rushed to their rescue.

The Origins of the Boxer Uprising

Joseph Esherick reconstructs the early history of the Boxers, challenging the traditional view that they grew from earlier anti-dynastic sects, and stressing instead the impact of social ecology and popular culture.

Author: Joseph W. Esherick

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520908961

Category: History

Page: 410

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In the summer of 1900, bands of peasant youths from the villages of north China streamed into Beijing to besiege the foreign legations, attracting the attention of the entire world. Joseph Esherick reconstructs the early history of the Boxers, challenging the traditional view that they grew from earlier anti-dynastic sects, and stressing instead the impact of social ecology and popular culture.

The Fists of Righteous Harmony

This book tells the story of the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900.

Author: Geoffrey Pen

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9780850524031

Category: History

Page: 300

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This book tells the story of the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900. The Boxers were a fanatical secret organization who were incited by anti-foreign elements in the Chinese Government to commit wide-scale deportations against foreign missionaries and their Chinese converts. The Boxers had the tacit support of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi who maintained all the while that they were beyond her control. The Boxer Rebellion came to a head with the 55-day siege of the Peking Legations and ended in total humiliation for the Chinese.

The Boxer Uprising

PAUL H. CLEMENTS , The Boxer Rebellion ; a Political and Diplomatic Review ( New York , 1915 ) , p . 74 . That the Boxer uprising was both anti - foreign and anti - Christian is incontestable , but whether it was essentially anti ...

Author: Victor Purcell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052114812X

Category: History

Page: 364

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Dr Prucell examines the origin and development of the Boxer Uprising of 1900.