A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion China's War on Foreigners, 1900

by Diana Preston

Part of the Brief Histories Series

A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion China's War on Foreigners, 1900 Synopsis

Fuelled by hatred of foreigners and all they stood for, the ferocious uprising of Chinese peasants and ensuing siege of Peking in the summer of 1900 sent shockwaves around the world. Diana Preston brings thundering to life this 55-day conflict between the 'Boxers', so-called for their martial-arts skills, and the Westerners - such as the young Herbert Hoover - they terrorized.

A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion China's War on Foreigners, 1900 Press Reviews

'With meticulous research and passionate style, Diana Preston recreates the tragedy that consumed China a century ago.' - Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking - 'Fascinating... penned with an obvious addiction to the delicious little details of history: whimsical, outrageous, and macabre.' - Washington Post - 'Outstanding... first-rate historical research * Booklist *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781841194905
Publication date: 28th March 2002
Author: Diana Preston
Publisher: Robinson Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Asian history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Nationalism,

About Diana Preston

Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, broadcaster and author of several books. She lives in London.

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