Integration of quotations, addition of prose
What I'd like to do is, as Brian0324 (IIRC) mentions create some flow through the article and also use the accounts of the actual massacre to create a rough time-line (with disputed figures for deaths etc.) from the declaration of Empress Dowager Cixi to the orders of Hsu Yuen to round up the missionaries and then on to the main dates for the murders and for those fleeing to Hankow, etc.. Finishing then with the return of Dr Edwards et al. the following year and probably with a mention of the University being set up.
Most of the "missionaries visiting" section will probably be removed to an article on "Missions in Shan-si" or possibly a private page on  if it's not deemed notable enough.
We'll need to be careful to keep proper separation with the Boxer Rebellion pages, hopefully the controversial issues as to why the Boxers kicked-off will be dealt with there. Though some of the texts by missionaries in Taiyuan do impinge on this issue, for example one NYTimes article (1915, I think) claim that Chinese missionaries disobeyed local customs and stayed within sight of the military gunboats - clearly false for the Taiyuan crowd who were many days journey from the main treaty ports and faced issues of becoming too integrated: such as intermarriage, excessive study of local religion. Anyway, I digress, this is better in the Boxer page. Pbhj (talk) 14:52, 9 July 2008 (UTC)