The Boxer Rebellion
The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900Paperback - 2001
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.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2001, c2000.
Characteristics: xxvii, 436 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm.