Military Lecture – A Tethered Dragon: The Eight Nation Army Occupation of Beijing - Tianjin, 1900-1902

Thursday February 25 at 7:00 PM

Online - Guelph Civic Museum
Guelph ON

Blaine Chiasson presents, A Tethered Dragon: The Eight Nation Army Occupation of Beijing & Tianjin, 1900-1902.

In September 1900 American, British, French, Italian, Russian, German, Japanese and Austro-Hungarian troops, the multi-national ‘Eight Nation Army’ occupied northern China, having invaded Qing China in response to the Buddhist millennial Boxer Rebellion, which targeted foreign missionaries and diplomats. For two years Beijing, the northern capital, and Tianjin its port city, were occupied and administered by these combined officers and troops as the Qing court remained in exile in western China. His talk will examine the dynamics of this multi-national occupation concentrating on the debate and justification for looting, foreign fascination with the previously closed Forbidden City, inter-allied conflict, Chinese resistance, and the occupation’s long-term affects on the built urban landscape of the two cities.

Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies.

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