The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900
by Preston, Diana
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.
Keywords: CHINA CHINESE HISTORY
2nd printing. An exceptional copy. Walker, 2000. 2nd Printing. Near Fine/Near Fine. (Inventory #: 2184732)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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