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The Resource History in three keys : the boxers as event, experience, and myth, Paul A. Cohen

History in three keys : the boxers as event, experience, and myth, Paul A. Cohen

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History in three keys : the boxers as event, experience, and myth
Title
History in three keys
Title remainder
the boxers as event, experience, and myth
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Historical reconstruction is in constant tension with two other more pervasive and influential ways of "knowing" the past - experience and myth. In this long-awaited book, Paul Cohen uses the Boxer uprising of 1898-1900 - a major antiforeign explosion and watershed event in Chinese history - as a vehicle for the skillful illumination of these tensions
  • History in Three Keys juxtaposes the accounts of historians with those of participants and witnesses and sets these perspectives against the range of popular myths that were fashioned about the Boxers. The first part of the book tells the story of the Boxer uprising as reconstructed by historians. Part Two explores the thought, feelings, and behavior of the direct participants in the Boxer experience, individuals who, without a preconceived idea of the entire event, understood what was happening to them in a manner fundamentally different from historians. Finally, in Part Three, Cohen examines the myths surrounding the uprising in twentieth-century China - and, to a lesser extent, the West - as symbolic representations designed less to elucidate the Boxer past than to draw energy from it in the present
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cohen, Paul A
Dewey number
951/.035
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS771
LC item number
.C67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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China
Label
History in three keys : the boxers as event, experience, and myth, Paul A. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Boxer uprising : a narrative history -- Drought and the foreign presence -- Mass spirit possession -- Magic and female pollution -- Rumor and rumor panic -- Death -- The new culture movement and the Boxers -- Anti-imperialism and the recasting of the Boxer myth -- The cultural revolution and the Boxers
Control code
35008163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780231106504
Lccn
96027118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
History in three keys : the boxers as event, experience, and myth, Paul A. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Boxer uprising : a narrative history -- Drought and the foreign presence -- Mass spirit possession -- Magic and female pollution -- Rumor and rumor panic -- Death -- The new culture movement and the Boxers -- Anti-imperialism and the recasting of the Boxer myth -- The cultural revolution and the Boxers
Control code
35008163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780231106504
Lccn
96027118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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