China Exhibit R. Harvey Sargent


Annotated by J. K. Holloway, Jr.

The Boxer Catastrophe, by Chester C. Tan. Columbia University Press, 1955. Perhaps the best scholarly piece on the Boxer Rebellion.

The Boxer Rebellion, by Christopher Martin. Abelard and Schuman, 1968. An excellent scholarly work.

“The Boxer Rising,” from the Shanghai Mercury (1901.) A contemporary account which includes reports from the areas visited two years later by the Carnegie expedition. A copy of the original edition is to be found in the collection of the Chinese Room of the Newport (RI) Public Library, where there is a reprint by the Paragon Reprint Company, 1967.

China in Revolution: The First Phase, 1900-1913. Edited by Marcy C. Wright. Yale University Press, 1968. A personal favorite.

The Break-Up of China, by Lord Charles Beresford. Harper’s, London and New York, 1899. A contemporary book which had a wide, if baleful, influence.

China in Convulsion, by Arthur Smith. A two-volume contemporary work by the indefatigable Arthur Smith.

55 Days in Peking, by Ian Fleming. A great deal of the writing on the Boxer Rebellion is on the siege of the Legation Quarter and the subsequent relief. Ian Fleming’s book is typical of that genre.

Through Hidden Shensi, by Francis H. Nichols. Scribners, 1902 A travel book.

Friendly China, by Bailey Willis. Stanford University Press, 1949. Bailey Willis’ personal (and sentimental) account of the journey, published some 45 years after the Carnegie expedition.

The Making of a Hinterland: State, Society and Economy in Inland North China, 1853-1937, by Kenneth Pomeranz. University of California Press, 1993. Most useful as a source on the time and region.