The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China: A History

The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China: A History

by David J. Silbey

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ISBN-13: 9781429942577
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 417,744
File size: 295 KB

About the Author

David J. Silbey teaches at Cornell University's Washington, D.C., campus. He is the author of A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899–1902.


David J. Silbey teaches at Cornell University’s Washington, D.C., campus. He is the author of The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China (Hill and Wang, 2012) and A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899–1902 (Hill and Wang, 2007).

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Morning Walk 3

1 An Imperial World, an Imperial China 9

2 A Popular Eruption 35

3 An Informal War 53

4 Every Impediment Made 81

5 "The Fault of Nature" 109

6 The Battle of Tianjin 137

7 The Second Expedition 165

8 "With Shut Mouths, They Took Their Measure" 199

Conclusion 231

Notes 239

Acknowledgments 261

Index 263

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The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of Great Game novels and am a bit dissapointed in this one. Great facts and decent job at story telling but no where near the intrigue and clandestine explorations and manuevers of the real Great Game. It should be titled 'The Imperial Game' instead. If you're looking for more information about the Boxer Rebellion than in the history books, this is a great read. If you are looking for more spies, explorers, batttles and backroom deals the 'Great Game' implies, this is not the book for you.