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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2019 9:51 p.m. PST

"Unsuccessful wars with France (1882-1885) and Japan, accompanied by territorial losses and followed by deep penetration of China by foreign interests, kindled hatred in China's ruling classes for the "foreign devils." The spirit of this movement was expressed by "Great Fists" athletic organizations, which is to say boxing societies, hence their name Boxers.

The Chinese nurtured particular hatred for Russia which had occupied (apparently permanently) Port Arthur and built railways in Manchuria.

Disturbances increased all through the year of 1899, and in May of 1900 an uprising broke out that swept over all of northern China and Manchuria. The armed forces joined the rebels. Enraged hordes besieged Peking's foreign quarter where embassy and consular buildings were turned into improvised forts…."
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