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Thirteen Months in China – A Subaltern Indian and the Colonial World: An Annotated Translation of Thakur Gadadhar Singh's Chīn Me Terah Mās - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Thirteen Months in China: A Subaltern Indian and the Colonial World: An Annotated Translation of Thakur Gadadhar Singh's Chīn Me Terah Mās

Anand A. Yang, Prasenjit Duara, and Tansen Sen

Abstract

The China Relief Expedition, an eight-nation military effort, was organized to rescue foreign nationals in the country during the Boxer Uprising (1899–1901). In Thirteen Months in China, Thakur Gadadhar Singh, a British Indian soldier of the 7th Rajput Regiment, recounts his experiences as he set sail along with his men for Beijing in the summer of 1900. Written shortly after his return to India in 1901, he details several aspects of China and its people he met over the course of thirteen months. Part travelogue, part history, Singh’s eyewitness account offers a first-hand view of the tumultuo ... More

Keywords: Boxer Uprising, International Expedition, subaltern, India–China comparisons and connections

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199476466
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199476466.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anand A. Yang, editor
Professor, International Studies and History, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, USA

Prasenjit Duara, series editor
Director, Asia Research Institute, University of Singapore, USA

Tansen Sen, series editor
Professor, Department of History, Weismann School of Arts and Sciences, Baruch College, USA

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Introduction

Anand A. Yang*

I The War in China

Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel, and Ranjana Sheel

II War Scenes

Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel, and Ranjana Sheel

III Miscellaneous Accounts

Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel, and Ranjana Sheel