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Introduction

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is about the friendship of two women, the Empress Dowager Cixi and Sarah Pike Conger, the wife of an American diplomat stationed at Peking over the years 1898–1905. Mrs. Conger came to ... More


Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Francisco Bethencourt and Adrian Pearce (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

How did racism evolve in different parts of the Portuguese-speaking world? How should the impact on ethnic perceptions of colonial societies based on slavery or the slave trade be evaluated? What was ... More


Not Far from Anywhere

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The first quarter of Tanxu’s life was dominated by war, death, and dislocation. Figuring prominently in this chapter is Tanxu’s (then called Wang Futing) death and encounter in the underworld with ... More


Charles Ralph Boxer 1904–2000

M. D. D. Newitt

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

Charles Boxer, the most distinguished scholar of seventeenth-century Portuguese and Dutch colonial history of his generation, was a Fellow of the British Academy. He had been an army officer and in ... More


‘Letting things settle themselves’: The China Question, 1899–1900

T. G. Otte

in The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

The stabilizing effect of the 1899 agreement was short-lived. In 1900, the international scramble for concessions and territory produced a violent backlash, the Boxer Uprising. The renewed turmoil in ... More


INTRODUCTION “MORE THAN A PRIZEFIGHT”

Lewis A. Erenberg

in The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the fight between German boxer Max Schmeling, a former heavyweight champion, and the young American titleholder Joe Louis, for the Heavyweight ... More


Epilogue

R. Po‐chia Hsia

in A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

The epilogue gives a brief narration of the history of the Catholic Mission in China after the death of Ricci to the expulsion of all foreign clerics in 1950. It analyzes the growing fame of Ricci, ... More


Siege

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0064
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the role played by Cixi in the Boxer Uprising. During the uprising, Beijing lay in ruins concealed by smoke, flames, and darkness. Hoping to damage foreign properties, the ... More


The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

James C. Nicholson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167503
eISBN:
9780813167824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167503.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Through the lens of the colorful life of John Morrissey, this book examines the confluence of gambling, politics, and tourism that contributed to the development of commercialized sports in mid- to ... More


“Oy Such a Fighter!”: Boxing and the American Jewish Experience

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the popularity of boxing among Jewish Americans during the period between 1910 and 1940. During this period, Jewish boxers more than held their own in the professional ranks. ... More


“Fighting for All My People”: Jewish Champions and American Heroes

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the experiences of Jewish American boxing champions Barney Ross and Maxie Baer in the U.S. during the 1930s. Ross was undoubtedly the greatest Jewish boxer of this period but he ... More


Imperial Denouement

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the political legitimacy of China's imperial system would be challenged simultaneously by popular uprisings, collectively called the Boxer movement, against ... More


Friday Night Fighter: Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

Troy Rondinone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037375
eISBN:
9780252094668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037375.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book relives a lost moment in American postwar history, when boxing ruled as one of the nation's most widely televised sports. During the 1950s and 1960s, viewers tuned in weekly, sometimes even ... More


Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Isidore Cyril Cannon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099616
eISBN:
9789882207301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Living most of his adult life as an official in the Chinese Imperial Customs Service, Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor also achieved distinction as a scholar of Chinese. He prepared a masterly ... More


The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Grant Hayter-Menzies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the story of two women from worlds that could not seem farther apart — imperial China and the American Midwest — who found common ground before and after one of the greatest clashes between ... More


Back in the Spotlight: The Cinematic Regime of Representation of Kathoeys and Gay Men in Thailand

Serhat Ünaldi

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines queer representation in Thai cinema and the possibilities for the emergence of a movie scene that better reflects the diversity of queer life in Thailand. It examines movies ... More


Shadow Boxers

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0063
Subject:
History, Asian History

According to Dr. Robert Coltman, the Boxer uprising began in the turbulent fall of 1898, when the empress dowager's resumption of power and the placement in Beijing of General Dong Fuxiang and his ... More


Survival

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0065
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the continued bombings on the American legation by the Boxer militia. While barricades were being built up, existing buildings themselves were being blasted to pieces, so that ... More


Loot

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0067
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the aftermath of the Boxer Uprising. Armed militants, professional soldiers, and hoodlums eager to vent their anger on foreigners and on Chinese who had accepted the foreign ... More


Discord in Mengtze

Isidore Cyril Cannon

in Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099616
eISBN:
9789882207301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Compared to experiences in Shanghai, Mengtze proved to be in great contrast for Brewitt-Taylor (B-T). Although the experience served as a chaotic testing point for B-T and his wife, it helped B-T's ... More


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