The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summ Er of 1900
ISBN10: 0425180840 ISBN13: 9780425180846 Publisher: Berkley Pub Group Published: Jul 1 2001 Pages: 436 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.