The boxer rebellion : the dramatic story of China's war on foreigners that shook the world in the summer of 1900 / Diana Preston.

Author
Other titles
  • Besieged in Peking
Published
  • New York : Berkley Books 2000
Physical description
xxvii, 436 p. : ill, maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780425180846
  • 9780802713612 (jacket)
  • 0802713610 (jacket)
  • 0802799701 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
  • 9780802799708 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Notes
  • First published as Besieged in Peking, 1999, Constable and Company.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • The Poison in the Well: China on the Eve of the Boxer Rebellion -- A Thousand Deaths -- Boxers and Devils -- The Approaching Hour -- Rats in a Trap -- "Sha! Sha!" -- "Death and Destruction to the Foreigner!" 20 June-21 July 1900 -- A Failed Rescue -- City of Mud and Fire -- Behind the Tartar Wall -- The Drifting Horror -- The Darkest Night -- War and Watermelons: 21 July-14 August 1900 -- A Truce and a Triumph -- The Half-Armistice -- Horsemeat and Hope -- In through the Sluice Gate -- Murder, Rape, and Exile: Scenes from the Boxer Summer -- "Tour of Inspection" -- The Island of the Peitang -- The Faith and Fate of the Missionaries -- The Spoils of Peking -- Another Country? China in the Wake of the Boxer Rebellion -- The Treaty -- The Court Returns -- ... And the Foreigner Departs -- The Boxer Legacy.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 1 951.035 PRE
University of Essex: Albert Sloman Library, Colchester campus DS 771
University of Sheffield Library: Western Bank Library C 951.039 (P)

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