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The Origins of the Boxer Uprising

The Origins of the Boxer Uprising
Author: Joseph W. Esherick
ISBN 13: 9780520064591
ISBN 10: 520064593
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1988-08-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 410
List Price: $34.95

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.