History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
MAPS
1. Shandong and South Zhili18
2. North China and Adjacent Areas37
3. The Beijing-Tianjin Region45
FIGURES
1.1 Boxer Flag26
1.2 Yuxian29
1.3 Red Lantern40
1.4 Boxers Setting Fire to Church41
1.5 Boxer Occupation of Zhuozhou43
1.6 Boxers in Tianjin50
2.1 and 2.2 Images of Starvation from North China Famine of Late 1870s71
2.3 Rain God76
2.4 Report on Drought82
3.1 Boxer/Performer107
3.2 Child Boxer115
4.1 and 4.2 Boxer Leaders in Tianjin Area124-25
4.3 Bishop Favier133
4.4 Boxer Notice135
4.5 Red Lanterns Assist in Siege of Northern Cathedral140
4.6 Red Lantern142
5.1 Battle of Tianjin153
5.2 Execution of Russian and Japanese Soldiers154
5.3 Catholics Gouging Out Eyes of Chinese Christians164

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Part 1 - The Boxers as Event 1
  • Prologue - The Historically Reconstructed Past 3
  • Chapter 1 - The Boxer Uprising- A Narrative History 14
  • Part 2 - The Boxers as Experience 57
  • Prologue - The Experienced Past 59
  • Chapter 2 - Drought and the Foreign Presence 69
  • Chapter 3 - Mass Spirit Possession 96
  • Chapter 4 - Magic and Female Pollution 119
  • Chapter 5 - Rumor and Rumor Panic 146
  • Chapter 6 - Death 173
  • Part 3 - The Boxers as Myth 209
  • Prologue - The Mythologized Past 211
  • Chapter 7 - The New Culture Movement and the Boxers 223
  • Chapter 8 - Anti-Imperialism and the Recasting of the Boxer Myth 238
  • Chapter 9 - The Cultural Revolution and the Boxers 261
  • Conclusion 289
  • Abbreviations 299
  • Notes 301
  • Glossary 375
  • Bibliography 383
  • Index 415
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