This paper explores Western responses to the Boxer Uprising through photography of the conflict and its aftermath. Between 1899 and 1901, tens of thousands of Chinese and several thousand foreigners died during a series of anti-Western uprisings in China. The conflict was documented not just by professional photographers, but also by a significant number of amateur photographers living in China at the turn of the century. This paper helps to reconstruct Westerners’ response to the conflict by focusing on photography for and by Westerners living in China.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 25 May 2018|
|Event||People's Histories? Photography, Public History and Museums - Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom|
Duration: 25 May 2018 → 25 May 2018
|Conference||People's Histories? Photography, Public History and Museums|
|Period||25/05/2018 → 25/05/2018|
Reisz, E. (2018). To free China from the intrusion of aliens? Photography and the public history of the Boxer Uprising. Paper presented at People's Histories? Photography, Public History and Museums, Belfast, United Kingdom.