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2015-2016 Catalog

HIST 362 Terrorism and Self-Defense: The Boxer Rebellion

Course participants will examine the various causes of the Boxer Rebellion in China ca. 1897-1901. Were Boxer atrocities an outbreak of irrational violence (terror), or acts of local self-defense against over-bearing imperialists? This seminar emphasizes historical analysis of the Boxers and current debates about the nature of documentation and historical memory. [W]


One of the following courses: HIST 206, HIST 231, HIST 243, HIST 246, HIST 248, HIST 249 HIST 250, HIST 261 or permission of instructor.