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History in three keys the boxers as event, experience, and myth by Paul A. Cohen

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English



  • China


  • China -- History -- Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-413) and index.

StatementPaul A. Cohen.
LC ClassificationsDS771 .C67 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 428 p. :
Number of Pages428
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL988878M
ISBN 100231106505
LC Control Number96027118

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  The framework of this work of history and historiography is Paul Cohen's three "keys" of history. He says that the three major types of "history" are: history-as-event (what most people think of as history- what we read in the textbooks, what we think historians are trying to reconstruct- the truth to the best of the knowledge of the "impartial" facts), history-as /5(19). Kelly Yang is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of FRONT DESK, winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for Children's Literature, PARACHUTES (forthcoming YA debut novel, May , Harpercollins) and THREE KEYS (Front Desk Sequel, Sept , Scholastic). She was born in China and grew up in Los Angeles/5. History in Three Keys juxtaposes the accounts of historians with those of participants and witnesses and sets these perspectives against the range of popular myths that were fashioned about the Boxers. The first part of the book tells the story of /5(2).   The most adventurous writing on modern Chinese history currently available. History An extraordinary book. It is breathtaking, bold in concept, innovative in methodology, provocative at times, and eminently readable. Edmund S. K. Fung, Asian Studies Review.

  The "Three Keys" outlines the history of the rebellion. It digs into the minds and events of key players and also brings to life the problems at the time that drew so many nations into the dispute. I think you will see a common theme emerge here, one that could be recounted in many current disputes around the world/5.   Paul A. Cohen. History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth. New York: Columbia University Press, Matthew Johnson () The question of 'what historians do' has attracted increasing attention, as the function and coherence of historical narrative has undergone heightened scrutiny in recent decades. Paul Cohen's recent . The past reconstructed, the past experienced, the past mythologized are Paul Cohen's three keys to history. The word "keys" in this context has two meanings for him. The one is musical and refers to the different tonalities that suffuse his history-writing-"different ways in which the past may be configured or shaped, each operating according. Read this book on Questia. History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth by Paul A. Cohen, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth ().

History in Three Keys 作者: Paul A. Cohen 出版社: Columbia University Press 副标题: The Boxers As Event, Experience, and Myth 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧: Paperback ISBN: /10(63). Get this from a library! History in three keys: the boxers as event, experience, and myth. [Paul A Cohen] -- Historical reconstruction is in constant tension with two other more pervasive and influential ways of "knowing" the past - experience and myth. In this long-awaited book, Paul Cohen uses the Boxer.   Free Online Library: History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth. by "Journal of Social History"; Sociology and social work Book reviews Books Printer Frien, articles and books.   History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth / Edition 1 available in Paperback. The book is eminently readable, ideally suited both to the general reader and to the college teacher seeking to deepen students'understanding of the currents in modern Chinese history. History. An extraordinary book. It is breathtaking Brand: Columbia University Press.