The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900
In the final years of the 19th century, China was in grave danger of becoming a colony of the West. While various powers bickered over how to slice the pie, their very presence in China, like their new technologies and Christian missions, undermined the people's traditional ways. A strange, reactionary movement—mystical, nationalistic and virulently anti Christian—began to spread like wildfire among the Chinese peasants. The contemptuous foreigners, snickering at their martial-arts routines, nicknamed them "The Boxers." Few could imagine that the Boxers would receive backing from China's Empress Dowager, herself eager for a showdown with the foreigners, and would soon terrorize them and the world.
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A popular history of the Boxer Rebellion, which took place a century ago this year, brings its events to lifePreston (A First Rate Tragedy, 1998) draws upon the testimony of primary sources and ... Read full review
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Preston is unsuccessful in presenting a history of the Boxer Rebellion primarily because she is unable to separate fact from fiction in the memoirs she uses as primary documents. A journalist who has ... Read full review
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