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The Empress and Mrs. CongerThe Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds$
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Grant Hayter-Menzies

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083008

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.001.0001

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Daws in peacock’s feathers

Daws in peacock’s feathers

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The Empress and Mrs. Conger

Grant Hayter-Menzies

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter discusses the implications of the decrees issued by the Guangxu emperor. With the increasing number of reforms implemented, anxiety, excitement, hope, and fear spurred on factions for and against those reforms. As these groups began to form, lines were drawn between the camps of the empress dowager and her nephew. This in turn focused long-held resentments on missionaries now stationed in villages and towns up and down eastern China, and it was the ominous news of troubles for the missionaries in one of these enclaves that, together with the clashes closer to Beijing, convinced Sarah on September 20 to join Edwin at the American legation, where he had gone to attend to business.

Keywords:   Guangxu emperor, reforms, missionaries, eastern China, Beijing, American legation

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