井底之蛙

1/13/2009

Liveblogging the Boxers

Military historian David Silbey is going to be blogging through the Boxer Uprising as seen through the New York Times. Though this is a little more of a distant view than Brett Holman’s Sudenten Crisis, I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve used Paul Cohen’s History in Three Keys and read a few other things that touch on the Boxers, but the one perspective I’ve never really mastered is the Western one. And the Boxer Uprising was a critical one for the image of China in the 20th century, one of the few events in Chinese history about which people know something. The first post in the series just went up; if you fall behind, you can survey all of Silbey’s posts here.

One response to “Liveblogging the Boxers”

  1. Paul says:

    I just read the very partisan but interesting reprint of Robert Coltman’s Beleaguered in Peking which forms a diary of the Siege from an American doctor stuck inside. http://www.talesofoldchina.com/store/info.php?id=Beleaguered-in-Peking

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