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Boxers China,Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasantsLittle Bao has had enough Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from foreign devils Against all odds, this grass roots rebellion is violently successful But nothing is simple Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost So many are dying, including thousands of secondary devils Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity

10 thoughts on “Boxers

  1. Nat Nat says:

    After having read and loved beyond words Gene Luen Yang s American Born Chinese, I wasthan excited about picking up his other works But upon sitting down to write this review, I found that I hadn t that many positive things to discuss like I did with the author s previous work.Set in China, 1898, Boxers follows bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers as they roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants Little Bao has had enough Harnessing the powers of

  2. Raeleen Lemay Raeleen Lemay says:

    this was a very very interesting read

  3. Jan Philipzig Jan Philipzig says:

    Centered around the experiences of a Chinese peasant boy whose village has been plundered and abused by Westerners, Boxers combines historical fiction with magical realism to tell the violent story of China s struggle against colonialism around the year 1900 It is Gene Luen Yang s first graphic novel to be set in China, though it deals with themes that have always dominated Yang s writing the relationship between Chinese and Western culture, religion, the supernatural, youth, i

  4. First Second Books First Second Books says:

    I ve got to be honest my favorite panel of this entire book is one of the ones from the beginning where Little Bao imagines marrying Vibiana the opera masked girl and having lots of opera masked sons.I think it is adorable And also hilarious.

  5. Liz Janet Liz Janet says:

    Historical fiction and comics Sing me the hell up Myth and legend alongside Christian and polytheistic religion Sign me the hell hell up Well, I was signed up, and ended up with tears down my face and a closed fist hitting my pillow out of anger.Boxers and Saints are two volumes based at the time of the Boxer Rebellion, an anti imperialistic uprising from 1899 and lasting until 1901 It is told through the eyes of Little Bao, a teen with a desire for a free China from the imperialistic

  6. Steph Sinclair Steph Sinclair says:

    I don t know what I was expecting when I first started reading Boxers, but it certainly wasn t a war That may give you pause, but I went into this one blind I didn t read the synopsis and had only seen a few of the illustrations at the BEA last year before deciding I wanted to read it Overall, it was eye opening and violent I enjoyed the way Yang told a historical story with fantasy elements and was impressed with the amount of detail I also liked how religion itself was handled It plays a

  7. Wyatt Packard Wyatt Packard says:

    How Gene Luen Yang approached this subject is amazing and I give him so much credit as an author and creator I have read so very few historical graphic novels and it was so refreshing to see Yang paint a historical event, The Boxer Rebellion, in acharacter and motivational driven light To be fair, I knew very little about the Boxer Rebellion prior to my reading Boxers Saints, but after a bit of research motivated by the author s books I found that Yang s books are both entirely accurat How Gen

  8. J.I. J.I. says:

    Ignore the sociopaths that flock to the cause, and the brutal men that feel it is their calling to do violence no matter the time or cause and ask yourself Why do men commit such atrocities as they do, time and again This book answers, surprisingly well, that question The story of Little Bao follows him from a child determined to do right in the world, a commitment to justice and peace, and we see how this path logically, and horrifically, leads him to locking a group of women and children in Igno

  9. Colleen Fauchelle Colleen Fauchelle says:

    I liked the saints one better because it was from the Christian point of view Don t want to read them again but it was quick and easy to read this grafic novel.

  10. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    So this is the first of a two volume set about the Boxer Rebellion for children tweens YA, probably YA, by the Printz award winning author of American Born Chinese, which is now justly a staple in schools He also did is doing the Avatar The Last Airbender series, so he s known for that, too, but this is his next Big Book, though it s also a two book deal, where you get to see the historical war through the eyes of a young boy, in Boxers, and a young girl, in Saints, two kids who see each ot So this is the

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