"When the Troops Arrived" siege lifted, August 15, 1900
Through the fog that constitutes the past, then, we may descry clear outlines of people and events...
...historians are not relegated to appropriating photographs only as sensuous, non-linguistic data. Another strategy, what I will call “excavation,” uses the tools of discursive analysis familiar to us through the work of Michel Foucault and others to treat sight as an experience located within historically specific regimes of knowledge.
Visualizing the Boxer Uprising (1898-1900): a kaleidoscopic view with many media, many makers, many scenes