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Historical monograph

  1. 1. Historical Monograph<br />History in Three Keys By: Megan Bedford<br />
  2. 2. The Writing.<br />Author, Paul A. Cohen writes this book in a unique style. By using historical reconstruction of this major anti-foreign explosion and watershed even in Chinese History.<br />He also uses eye-witness accounts and real participants experiences and testimonies about what happened.<br />
  3. 3. The Boxer Uprising<br />The Boxer uprising was an attempt by the members of a Chinese secret society to expel foreigners and foreign influence from China. <br />The Boxers resented the Chinese Christian converts also. Attacks against missionaries and Chinese Christians commenced in and hostilities were widespread mainly in Beijing.<br />
  4. 4. Drought<br />The drought of 1900, brought the Boxers and missionaries to seek religious explanation for the crisis. <br />The Boxers took it as the gods being angry by Christian disrespect in China. They believed the drought would end when all foreign religion was eliminated from China.<br />Cohen found this experience as a major dynamic for the uprising.<br />
  5. 5. End of the Uprising<br />A force of European and Japanese troops embarked form Tianjin to aid the foreigners in Beijing. <br />The Empress, Dowager ordered that all foreigners be killed (and many were in Beijing, but in some areas of the Qing Empire officials had ignored the order.<br />In 1900 a larger force captured Beijing and stopped the Boxer Uprising.<br />

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