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

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

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

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.


'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 *'

About the Author

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

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Publication date

28th March 2002


Diana Preston

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Robinson Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


352 pages


Asian history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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