Neither boxers nor a rebellion...Discuss! Barbarians at the Gate

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Jeremiah and David welcome historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom to the show. Jeff is Chancellor's Professor of History at the UC Irvine, and is not only a prolific academic scholar, but also one of the most sought after China analysts appearing on mainstream news media outlets such as BBC and NPR.  His most recent book, Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink, documents the recent political unrest in Hong Kong, putting the movement into historical context. On today’s show, we delve into Jeff’s current project, which is a reevaluation of the Boxer War of 1899-1901. The conversation draws parallels between the xenophobia and anti-foreign sentiment in China during the Boxer incident and thenationalistic and racial divisions between China and the West engendered by the Coronavirus crisis.
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Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Maura Cunningham, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (https://www.amazon.com/China-21st-Century-Everyone-Needs-ebook/dp/B079S3WBF5/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589782536&sr=8-2)
Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn, Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn (https://music.apple.com/us/album/wu-fei-abigail-washburn/1495885892?ign-gact=3&ls=1)
Zi Zhongyun, "Viral Alarm" (http://chinaheritage.net/journal/1900-2020-an-old-anxiety-in-a-new-era/) (translated by Geremie R. Barmé)
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Jeremiah and David welcome historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom to the show. Jeff is Chancellor's Professor of History at the UC Irvine, and is not only a prolific academic scholar, but also one of the most sought after China analysts appearing on mainstream news media outlets such as BBC and NPR.  His most recent book, Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink, documents the recent political unrest in Hong Kong, putting the movement into historical context. On today’s show, we delve into Jeff’s current project, which is a reevaluation of the Boxer War of 1899-1901. The conversation draws parallels between the xenophobia and anti-foreign sentiment in China during the Boxer incident and thenationalistic and racial divisions between China and the West engendered by the Coronavirus crisis.
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Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Maura Cunningham, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (https://www.amazon.com/China-21st-Century-Everyone-Needs-ebook/dp/B079S3WBF5/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589782536&sr=8-2)
Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn, Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn (https://music.apple.com/us/album/wu-fei-abigail-washburn/1495885892?ign-gact=3&ls=1)
Zi Zhongyun, "Viral Alarm" (http://chinaheritage.net/journal/1900-2020-an-old-anxiety-in-a-new-era/) (translated by Geremie R. Barmé)
7.0.1

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