Pictures of the boxer rebellion: in the late Qing Dynasty (1899-1902), China was plagued by a xenophobic conflict that bloodied the country for three years.
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The Boxer Uprising was a proto-nationalist movement by the “Righteous Harmony Society”.
The Qing government ignored or even encouraged Boxer rebels; at the same time, the Qing Dynasty supported Western forces to crush the revolt.
The Righteous and Harmonious Fists (The Yiheyuan movement), was a secret society consisting mainly of people who had lost everything due to natural causes or imperialism. International and domestic tensions fueled the movement which soon spread with unprecedented fury.