Definition: Boxer Rebellion (scroll down for answer)




Definition: Boxer Rebellion

Boxers were Chinese people who resented imperialism. They were upset about foreign nations taking over what they believed was rightfully theirs. In addition, they resented Chinese conversions to Christianity.

They were supported by the conservative Dowager Empress Cixi. By 1900, their rebellion escalated. Imperialist nations ended the uprising rather quickly. China would not rid itself of all foreign interests for another fifty years. In addition, Qing Dynasty power deteriorated and war reparations were high.


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