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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

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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

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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

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    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

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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

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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

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    and the rest that many Chinese sought different methods including rebellion to try and stop the segregation. The Boxers, a popular rebel group that used an ancient and spiritual form of self defence called martial arts to lead the Boxer Rebellion, served as guide to start a trench war against the powerful influences of the West. Several believed that in a time of such corruption in religion from the Western missionaries, the Boxer reb...

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    to their old traditions. The Boxer Rebellion weakened the Imperial government and demonstrated how un-prepared they were. Shorty after the Boxer Rebellion, the Qing dynasty ended after having control for over 250 years, and China finally became a republic. After the Boxer Rebellion was over, foreign troops remained in areas of China and many troops ravaged the countryside of Beijing looting the villages. Foreign troops continued looking for Boxers after the rebellion was over; executing anyone who

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    Into sent. The Boxer Rebellion was not a spontaneous act of anti-imperialism, but rather an organized operation directed not only at foreigners but also at Chinese Christians and, being brought on by the constant imperialistic ambition, the treatment often included anyone foreign or unsupportive in the Boxer’s cause; this act of rebellion and defiance, although a failure, set the stage for the rise of the Chinese Revolution. Although the Boxer Rebellion is often assumed to be an ousting of western

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