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William Scott Ament and the Boxer Rebellion : heroism, hubris and the "ideal missionary"

Author: Larry Clinton Thompson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In 1900 in China a movement known as the Boxers rose up and tried to destroy Western oppressors. This book focuses on American missionary William Scott Ament whose bravery and heroism was tarnished by hubris and looting. Readers may come to their own conclusions, this book provides history of the Boxer Rebellion and the siege of Peking"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Church history
Named Person: William Scott Ament; William Scott Ament
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Clinton Thompson
ISBN: 9780786440085 0786440082
OCLC Number: 251302315
Description: ix, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The fists of righteous harmony --
Will Ament in China --
Red-headed devils in Peking --
The semi-siege --
Admiral see-no-more --
The Empress Dowager --
The assassination of the baron --
In the British legation --
Herbert Hoover and Smedley Butler --
A tour of the defenses --
The Tartar wall --
The conquest of Tientsin --
The darkest days --
Life under siege --
Not massacred yet --
Marching to Peking --
Rescue --
Ament's palace --
The looting of Peking --
Mark Twain and Will Ament.
Responsibility: Larry Clinton Thompson.


Aims to give equal due to the missionaries, their work, the impact they had on China, and the controversies arising in the aftermath of the Boxer Rebellion. This book focuses particularly on American  Read more...


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A Unique Perspective on China History

by Rebecca2878 (WorldCat user published 2009-06-08) Excellent Permalink

I've read several books about the Boxer Rebellion. This is probably the most interesting.  It tells not only an exciting story but it also looks at the moral aspects of the Western invasion of China and the destruction of the Boxers in 1900. The book is attractive and well illustrated and...
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