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Monster of the Twentieth CenturyKōtoku Shūsui and Japan's First Anti-Imperialist Movement$
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Robert Thomas Tierney

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520286344

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520286344.001.0001

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The Boxer Rebellion and the Band of Idealists

The Boxer Rebellion and the Band of Idealists

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(p.83) The Boxer Rebellion and the Band of Idealists
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Monster of the Twentieth Century
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Robert Thomas Tierney

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286344.003.0005

In my fourth chapter, I examine the broader social movement against imperialism that developed in the first decade of the twentieth century. I begin by considering the campaign led by Kōtoku Shūsui against looting by Japanese troops during the Boxer intervention. I place this campaign within the context of his activism as a reporter for the popular newspaper Yorozu Chōhō and his participation in the Band of Idealists.

Keywords:   Boxer rebellion, Boxer intervention, Band of Idealists, horseshoe silver ingots, reformism, righteous men, Ashio Copper Mine

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