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The Origins of the Boxer War : A Multinational Study - Lanxin Xiang

The Origins of the Boxer War

A Multinational Study

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Published: 7th November 2002
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This is the first book to provide a panoramic view of the origins of the Boxer War. Comprehensively examining this historical conundrum of the 20th century from a detached perspective, the book is based on ten years of exhaustive research of both unpublished and published materials from all nine countries involved. Analysing the misunderstanding between the Chinese and foreign governments of the day, Lanxin Xiang debunks the traditional view that the anti-foreign Empress Dowager of the Chinese Empire was chiefly responsible for this catastrophic episode which altered the course of 20th century China's relationship with the west.

'An impressive research accomplishment that adds an important new dimension to our understanding of this critical moment in modern Chinese history.' - China Quarterly

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Prelude: The Mysterious Caravan
Map of China
Map of Beijing and surrounding area
The Court out of Balancep. 1
The 'Barbarians' out of Controlp. 26
Imperialism German Stylep. 52
Italy - The Theatrical Performancep. 79
The Eruption in Shandongp. 104
Two Problems of Communicationp. 129
The Threat of Forcep. 155
The Road to Confrontationp. 181
The Legation Guards and the End of Suppressionp. 206
The Road to Warp. 231
Admiral 'See-No-More'p. 256
Dagu: The Undeclared Warp. 281
The Expulsionp. 306
Who Killed Baron Ketteler?p. 331
Concluding Remarksp. 353
Bibliographyp. 358
Indexp. 378
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780700715633
ISBN-10: 0700715630
Series: Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 7th November 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.1  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1