014: The Righteous and Harmonious Fists

A French political cartoon of the period. Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm, Emperor Nikolai, and a samurai representing Japan are depicted as carving up China. Marianne (the personification of France) looks on, not participating herself, but backing up her ally, Russia. A Chinese government official in the background protests, apparently to no avail.
A French political cartoon of the period. Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm, Emperor Nikolai, and a samurai representing Japan are depicted as carving up China. Marianne (the personification of France) looks on, not participating herself, but backing up her ally, Russia. A Chinese government official in the background protests, apparently to no avail.

The outrage of the common Chinese peasants against foreign powers and their missionaries boils over into a violent anti-Western uprising.

Listen.

Download.

 


Playlist:

 

Fanfare

Opening Theme

“Spring Blossoms on a Moonlit River”
Traditional. Public domain.

“Jasmine Flower”
Traditional. Public domain.

Closing Theme

 

Except when otherwise indicated, the contents of this podcast are
© and ℗ 2015 by Mark Painter, all rights reserved. Some sound effects used by arrangement with Pond 5.

Leave a Reply