I am about to start work on two presentations, one regarding Qin dynasty weapons and a second concerning the Boxer Rebellion. I would like the members here to assist me by pointing to reputable sources on these matters. I can read Chinese, but its a time consuming process, so would prefer English language sources primarily, though Mandarin articles would be a fun way to kill an afternoon.
I am not looking for evaluations of either topic here, as that is my job as a student to provide.
So far, for weapons I've looked into the dao （刀）, qiang （枪）, ji （戟） , jian （剑）, and the chariot.
Source so far：
Northern Arizona University Weapons of Ancient China
Obviously, while it comes from a university, it'd be nice to get more detailed information on each. Weapons of Ancient China
This is the problem I'm running into here. Short patches of information on a few weapons with no historical background. Curses, google.
Boxer Rebellion: My source so far is a History Channel documentary (dubious at best), History of War website (The Boxer Rebellion, 1900