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Heaven in Conflict Franciscans and the Boxer Uprising in Shanxi von Clark, Anthony E. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 13.02.2015
  • Verlag: University of Washington Press
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Heaven in Conflict

One of the most violent episodes of Chinas Boxer Uprising was the Taiyuan Massacre of 1900, in which rebels killed foreign missionaries and thousands of Chinese Christians. This first sustained scholarly account of the uprising to focus on Shanxi Province illuminates the religious and cultural beliefs on both sides of the conflict and shows how they came to clash. Although Franciscans were the first Catholics to settle in China, their stories have rarely been explored in accounts of Chinese Christianity. Anthony Clark remedies that exclusion and highlights the roles of Franciscan nuns and their counterparts among the Boxersthe Red Lantern girlsto argue that womens involvement was integral on both sides of the conflict. Drawing on rich archival records and intertwining religious history with political, cultural, and environmental factors, Clark provides a fresh perspective on a pivotal encounter between China and the West.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 13.02.2015
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780295805405
    Verlag: University of Washington Press
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