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Table of contents for The boxer rebellion : the dramatic story of China's war on foreigners that shook the world in the summer of 1900 / Diana Preston.


Contents

  Prologue                                                  ix

I. THE POISON IN THE WELL:
CHINA ON THE EVE OF THE BOXER REBELLION

          1. A Thousand Deaths                              3
          2. Boxers and Devils                              22
          3. The Approaching Hour                           33
          4. Rats in a Trap                                 51
          5. "Sha? Sha?"                                    66

II. "DEATH AND DESTRUCTION TO THE FOREIGNER?"
     20 JUNE-21 JULY 1900

          6. A Failed Rescue                                89
          7. City of Mud and Fire                           105
          8. Behind the Tartar Wall                         124
          9. The Drifting Horror                            146
          10. The Darkest Night                             165

III. WAR AND WATERMELONS: 21 JULY-14 AUGUST 1900
          11. A Truce and a Triumph                         177
          12. The Half-Armistice                            190
          13. Horsemeat and Hope                            213
          14. In through the Sluice Gate                    233

IV. MURDER, RAPE, AND EXILE:
SCENES FROM THE BOXER SUMMER

          15. "Tour of Inspection"                          253
          16. The Island of the Peitang                     262
          17. The Faith and Fate of the Missionaries        275
          18. The Spoils of Peking                          283

V. ANOTHER COUNTRY?
CHINA IN THE WAKE OF THE BOXER REBELLION

          19. The Treaty                                    299
          20. The Court Returns                             312
          21.  . . . And the Foreigner Departs              320
          22. The Boxer Legacy                              335
          Epilogue                                          353
          
          Acknowledgments                                   361
          Notes and Sources                                 363
          Bibliography                                      402
          Art Credits                                       409
          Index                                             410