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It also resulted in the siege of the foreign enclaves in Beijing and Tianjin as well as the Beitang Cathedral in Beijing. It is the accounts of these sieges - and the subsequent military operations to relieve them - that takes up the majority of the book.
It was a very desperate time, and the author weaves a vivid portrait of the crisis as seen from behind the baricades.
It is very telling that French, not Chinese, is the most oft-quoted foreign language in the book, and there is not a single personal account from a Chinese person, except for a few stories of Chinese christian converts as related by Western missionaries.
The same can be said of the Russians and Japanese, who played a major part in the events of this period, yet are almost always seen through the prism of British and American eyes.
It would have been interesting to see their fears, feelings and motivations described in their own words. Other problems include the use of old-fashioned and inaccurate Chinese romanization systems, instead of the more widely accepted pinyin standard; the incorrect rendition of Chinese terms and place names "Fulan Gong", "Uruqami", etc.
For instance, readers will be hard-pressed to find a single reference to "face" - as in "losing face" or "giving face" - a concept that is key to understanding the Chinese people and the way they deal with themselves and outsiders.
It is true that there is a lack of Chinese sources about the Boxer Rebellion and the siege of the legations. For instance, diaries by Ci Xi and her ministers and generals were either never written or did not survive the turmoil of the early 20th century.
Still, Chinese media articles, imperial edicts and other correspondence must exist from that period, and it would have been interesting to have some of these accounts in the book.Log into Facebook to start sharing and connecting with your friends, family, and people you know.
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It seems to us that our major objective must clearly be the preservation and the wise use of this most important asset. Boxer Rebellion Britannica Student Encyclopedia In the summer of members of a secret Chinese society roamed northeastern China in bands, killing Europeans and Americans and destroying.
Boxer Rebellion-The Open Door policy came too late to stop the Boxer Rebellion. Boxer was a name given to members of a secret organization called the Society of Harmonious Fists- Members practiced a system of exercise—a form of shadowboxing, or boxing with an imaginary opponent—that they thought would protect them from bullets.
The boxers, named because they did tai chi, were members of a secret society operating primarily in rural areas in norther china-provoked by drought and high unemployment caused partially by foreign economic activity -boxers attacked foreign residents until rescued by international force ().