Annals of Self-Aggrandizement, Part MCMIII

May 25, 2013, 2:39 pm

Lewis Lapham, of Lapham’s Quarterly, was kind enough to interview me about the Boxer Rebellion for his podcast:

“Kill the Foreigners!” was the motto of China’s red-sashed Boxers, as they were dismissively known in the west. Members of the Righteous Fists of Harmony opposed imperialism and Christianity and took up arms to drive out their representatives. An eight-nation alliance that included the U.S., Germany and Japan invaded China and, after a quick victory, divided up Beijing.

Podcast here.

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