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The Origins of the Boxer Uprising

by Joseph W. Esherick

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I absolutely love this book. It was the first book in English to critically consider the factors behind the Boxer Uprising, and also was a jarringly clear analysis of the role of missionaries, pushing the levers of power through their ambassadors, in fomenting hatred of the foreigner in Shandong.
  yauvee | Nov 10, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0520064593, Paperback)

In the summer of 1900, bands of peasant youths from the villages of north China streamed into Beijing to besiege the foreign legations, attracting the attention of the entire world. Joseph Esherick reconstructs the early history of the Boxers, challenging the traditional view that they grew from earlier anti-dynastic sects, and stressing instead the impact of social ecology and popular culture.

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