Besieged in Peking: The Story of the 1900 Boxer Rising (Biography & Memoirs)

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The 1900 Boxer Rebellion in China culminated in the siege of the eleven Foreign Legations in Peking, their relief by an international force sent up from Tientsin and the subsequent looting of the Forbidden City in Peking.'

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Book Description Constable, London, 1999. UK first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, FINE/FINE CONDITION, xiv, 322 pages, ----------------------------------------------------This book tells the compelling and colourful story of the 1900 Boxer Rising in China which culminated in the siege of the eleven Foreign Legations in Peking, their relief by an international force sent up from Tientsin and the subsequent looting of the Forbidden City in Peking. Much of the story is told through eye-witness accounts which are vivid and often moving. The book also puts the story into the context of society and politics at the turn of the century a time when old orders were being challenged. Society was grappling with the debate over women's role, changing moral standards and a questioning of the old certainties of class and position. On the political front there were incipient doubts about the morality of Empire and new powers were emerging such as Germany, Japan and, in particular, the USA.----------------------------------------------------------- The book also shows how the Rebellion and the international reaction fit in with China's long standing and continuing troubled relationship with the outside world.The Boxer Rising was an extraordinary event, simultaneously heroic and farcical, tragic and shocking, brutal and ridiculous. It has spawned all kinds of myths. The defenders of the Legations have been portrayed as everything from steadfast representatives of the 'civilized' world bravely repelling the shrieking barbarian hordes of an evil Empress Dowager 'the Chinese Jezebel' to shallow, callous, champagne-swilling parasites who were never truly in danger. The truth lies somewhere in between. There were deeds of courage and humanity but also acts of consummate selfishness and cruelty. Above all it was a richly human story. Bookseller Inventory # 34283

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