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20 rare pictures of Boxer prisoners during the late Qing Dynasty

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.

Related articles: Facts, History & Combatants of the Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Uprising was initiated by a group known as the Righteous Harmony Society, a proto-nationalist movement in China. During this period, the Qing government’s stance towards the Boxer rebels was at best ambivalent; it alternated between ignoring their activities and, paradoxically, encouraging them. Yet, when it came to suppressing the uprising, the Qing Dynasty sought the assistance of Western forces.

The movement, also referred to as the Yiheyuan movement or the Righteous and Harmonious Fists, originated from a secret society. Its membership largely comprised individuals who had been disenfranchised due to natural disasters or the impacts of imperialism. The confluence of international pressures and domestic grievances provided a fertile ground for the movement to gain momentum. It quickly escalated, spreading across the country with a level of intensity that had not been seen before.

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via La Rivolta dei Boxer

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