Book — 1 online resource (xxviii, 231 pages) : illustrations
Introduction / Robert Bickers
Village politics and national politics: the Boxer movement in central Shanxi / Henrietta Harrison
The church militant: armed conflicts between Christians and Boxers in North China / R.G. Tiedemann
(A) subaltern('s) Boxers: an Indian soldier's account of China and the world in 1900-1901 / Annand A. Yang
Reporting the Taiyuan Massacre: culture and politics in the China war of
1900 / Roger R. Thompson
Looting and its discontents: moral discourse and the plunder of Beijing, 1900-1901 / James L. Hevia
Scandals of empire: the looting of North China and the Japanese public sphere / Ben Middleton
After the fall: Tianjin under foreign occupation, 1900-1902 / Lewis Bernstein
The Boxer Uprising and India: globalizing myths / C.A. Bayly
The Boxer Uprising and British foreign policy: the end of isolation / T.G. Otte
Humanizing the Boxers / Paul A. Cohen.
In 1900, China chose to take on imperialism by fighting a war with the world on the parched north China plain. This multi-disciplinary volume explores the causes behind what is now known as the Boxer war, examining its particular cruelties and its impact on China, foreign imperialism in China, and on the foreign imagination. The Boxers have often been represented as a force from China's past, resisting an enforced modernity. Here, expert contributors argue that this rebellion was instead a wholly modern resistance to globalizing power, representing new trends in modern China and in internation.