Boxer Rebellion Essays

  • The Boxer Rebellion

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    Throughout the nineteenth century China’s emperors watched as foreign powers began to encroach closer and closer upon their land. Time after time, China was forced to make embarrassing concessions. Foreign militaries more modernly armed would constantly defeat the imperial armies. As the dawn of a new century was about to begin, Empress Tsu Hsi of the Ch’ing Dynasty searched for a way of ridding her empire of the foreign invaders. Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan, and Russia all claimed

  • Causes Of The Boxer Rebellion

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    The situation in China leading to the Boxer rebellion was filled with many contributing factors from the changing of local customs to an increase in pressure from foreign religions to convert more Chinese in more rural areas with all of these factors its impossible to nail down a single reason for causing the conditions needed for the rebellion to happen. In chapter 2.1 taking sides the causes of the Boxer Rebellion are explained from two separate viewpoints on what caused the unrest that made this

  • Boxer Rebellion

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    a military deportation of Europeans. This policy reached its crucial period in 1900 with the Boxer Rebellion. The Boxers, or “The Righteous and Harmonious Fists,'; were a religious society that had originally rebelled against the imperial government in Shantung in 1898. They practiced an animistic magic of rituals and spells that they believed made them invulnerable to bullets and pain. The Boxers believed that the expulsion of foreign devils would magically renew Chinese society and begin

  • The Boxer Rebellion in China

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    The Boxer Rebellion in China “China never wanted foreigners any more than foreigners wanted China men, and on this question I am with the Boxers every time. The Boxer is a patriot. He loves his country better than he does the countries of other people. I wish him success. The Boxer believes in driving us out of his country. I am a Boxer too, for I believe in driving him out of our country” – Mark Twain, Berkeley Lyceum, New York, Nov 23, 1900. The Boxer Rebellion soul purpose was to liberate

  • Comparing The Righteous And Harmonious Fist: The Boxer Rebellion

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    The Righteous and Harmonious Fist, or Boxers as they were nicknamed, began as a group of peasants who were unsettled by the Chinese government and the intrusion of foreign powers. The Boxers began attacking the Chinese government officials, however, they eventually sided with the government in an attempt to create a stronger force. The Boxers became more and more powerful but were eventually defeated by the foreign alliance (Britannica, Rebellion). The rebellion may not have been a victory for the

  • The Boxer Rebellion and The Great Game in China by David J. Silbey

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    As written in the book The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China by David J. Silbey, the author gives an account of the Boxer Rebellion. David J. Silbey, the author gives an account using allied soldier and diplomat’s letters and diaries of the Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion is an anti-foreigner movement in China during 1900. The conclusion of this rebellion lead to China having signed the Boxer Protocol in September 1901(Page 225). This treaty entailed the Chinese paying reparations

  • The Boxer Rebellion (1900)

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    World War I was triggered due to the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand in Sarajevo. However, the causes of the First World War were present well before 1914. The Boxer Rebellion, imperialism, militarism, and a tangled system of alliance all were root causes in a chain of event that ultimately concluded in WW1. The United States initially supported neutrality, being somewhat detached from the conflict due to distance, and the Germans having not made any direct threat towards the United States

  • To what extent did anti-foreign sentiment contribute to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty?

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    foreign intervention. A loser of the Opium War of 1842, the Qing government fully exposed its weakness and inefficiency when fighting against the foreign powers and signing the ‘Unequal Treaties’ afterwards. The Sino-Japanese War of 1895 and the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 further humiliated the imperial government. Defeat from the Japanese was followed by a period where foreign powers scrambled for privileges in China, exacting lease territories, railroad concessions and mining rights, and carving out their

  • International Influences Leading To The Chinese Revolution Of 1911

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    country as they believed the Qing betrayed them and were selling China out to foreigners. Three international influences on China from 1839-1949 support this thesis; the Treaty of Nanking and the Opium Wars, the First Sino-Japanese War and the Boxer Rebellion. These influences led to the successful revolution of 1911 in some way, either by causing civil unrest or sowing distrust in the government. These influences can be seen as the main cause of political change

  • Summary Of Gene Luen Yang's 'Boxers'

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    twentieth century in his graphic novel Boxers, a tragic narrative about Chinese grassroots resistance against a foreign occupation in which an armed revolution ultimately fails. The novel focuses on religious identity and cultural connections in the face of invasion. Boxers highlights the negative effects of imperialism through violence between different religions, ideologies and power structures. Therefore, the criticism of western imperialism presented in Boxers supports a world systems theory approach

  • Imperialism: China and Japan

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    Resisting modernization by western powers for nearly a century, China was left inferior compared to western technologies, which Japan had instead embraced. Japan was imperialized early on, and it acclimated to the new machinery and made them their own. With this newfound power and technology, it also became an imperialistic country. They began to seize additional territory, and soon advanced into China. Unable to defend themselves from the superior Japanese capabilities, China had to cede parts of

  • 1900-1910

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    1900-1910 At the beginning of the 20th century a New York editorialist wrote that the 20th century began in the United States with "a sense of euphoria and self-satisfaction, a sure feeling that America is the envy of the world"(World History Timeline "1900-1901"). The president was Teddy Roosevelt, who enjoyed enormous popularity due to the general happiness of the American people. A thriving industry created many jobs for immigrants and others. A monumental event took place in 1901 when the

  • China's Railway

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    In 1894, the Qing government was defeated in the Sino-Japanese War; the Boxer Rebellion in China seized the railway interests. More than ten thousand kilometres to be swallowed up in China and carved up the right of way to form the imperialist plunder of China's first climax. Subsequently, in accordance with their needs, they were designed and built a number of railways; however it was in different standards, equipment clutter, resulting in confusion and China Railway backwardness. The development

  • America's Open Door Policy

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    The Open Door Policy is a term in outside issues at first used to allude to the United States strategy in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century sketched out in Secretary of State John Hay's Open Door Note, dispatched in 1899 to his European partners. The arrangement proposed to keep China open to exchange with all nations on an equivalent premise; hence, no global force might have aggregate control of the nation. The strategy called upon outside forces, inside their effective reaches

  • Hong Xiuquan's Taiping Rebellion

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    died in southern China during one of history's bloodiest rebellions known as the Taiping Rebellion. Begun in January 11, 1851, it lasted two decades until the Qing army massacred the Taiping forces. This Rebellion, originally sparked by a delusional man, ultimately proved detrimental to both the Taiping and Qing people because it decimated both political parties and did not alter the political or religious systems at the time. A rebellion is always sparked by someone or something; in this case,

  • Hero Of Animal Farm

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    formed a rebellion (Soon later to be called the Battle of Cowshed) against their heartless and cruel human enemies. With the great knowledge of the pigs and the effort of the rest of the other animals, they had overthrown the humans and replenished the farm into a sufficient stable farm suitable for the animals. They had taken very good care of their farm. Yet out of all the creatures that had now inhabited the farm, only one creature stood out to be the hero (protagonist) of the story. It is Boxer who

  • Animal Farm, 1984

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    Animal farm and 1984 Napoleon, the leader of all the animals of the Rebellion, can be compared and contrasted with Big Brother, the leader of all the people of 1984. Both Big Brother and Napoleon show the qualities of a cruel ruler. Similar to Big Brother, Napoleon is a secretive plotter who works behind the scenes rather than openly. However, unlike Napoleon, Big Brother periodically appears on the television screen. Napoleon and Big Brother both work continually to weaken their rivals, whether

  • Sterling Seagrave's Dragon Lady

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    generated this collapse is the Empress Dowager Tzu His, the last Empress of China. Until the end of her reign in the early 1900s, the life of the Empress was shrouded in mystery. Once people gained access to the court records, not long after the Boxer rebellion (1901), the “true” nature of the women was brought to the world. Sir Edmund Blackhouse, a European writer, gained access to this information and painted a less than favorable portrait of the Dowager saying: “Tzu His was of a ruthless, single-minded

  • The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

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    and you're almost guaranteed that the answer is Jackie Robinson. Yet almost 40 years earlier there was a black boxer by the name of Jack Johnson, also known as John Arthur Johnson. Most would argue that he was the best heavyweight boxer of his time, having a career record of 79 wins and 8 losses, and being the first black to be the Heavyweight champion of the World. (Jack Johnson (boxer), October 9th, 2006.) Not only was this impressive, but he had to deal with racism and black oppression.

  • Muhammad Ali

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    Marcellus Clay Jr. Do any of you know who that is? How about a Hall of Fame boxer with an overall record of 56-5( Not yet, well here is an obvious clue. He switched his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964(Ali) after his fight with Sonny Liston. Now do you know? I'm sure most of you know who that is, but for those of you that don't I have done some research for you to explain and tell you more about this amazing boxer. I would like to share with you about his early life, his amazing career,