Boxer Rebellion

"Company of Boxers, Tien-Tsin, China" 1901

“Company of Boxers, Tien-Tsin, China” 1901

The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising, or Yihetuan Movement was an anti-foreign, anti-colonial, and anti-Christian uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901, toward the end of the Qing dynasty. They were motivated by proto-nationalist sentiments and by opposition to Western colonialism and the Christian missionary activity that was associated with it. Wikipedia

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Articles and Clippings about the Boxer Rebellion

News of early days of Boxer Rebellion in China; Boxers target foreigners and Chinese ChristiansNews of early days of Boxer Rebellion in China; Boxers target foreigners and Chinese Christians Tue, Dec 19, 1899 – Page 5 · The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States of America) · Newspapers.comHeadlines from May 1900: Headlines from May 1900: "Boxers' Rebellion Becoming Alarming"; Foreign "Powers May Interfere" Tue, May 29, 1900 – Page 1 · The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comEditorial: Boxer Rebellion is a Editorial: Boxer Rebellion is a "reasonable expression of hostility" and a "patriotic movement" Thu, May 31, 1900 – Page 4 · The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States of America) · Newspapers.comJune 1900 update on the Boxer Rebellion; Other foreign powers want U.S. to intervene in ChinaJune 1900 update on the Boxer Rebellion; Other foreign powers want U.S. to intervene in China Fri, Jun 8, 1900 – Page 1 · The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States of America) · Newspapers.comDrawing of Empress Dowager Cixi, who controlled the Chinese government during the Boxer RebellionDrawing of Empress Dowager Cixi, who controlled the Chinese government during the Boxer Rebellion Fri, Jun 8, 1900 – Page 1 · The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States of America) · Newspapers.comNews from Pekin (Beijing); Situation is reportedly News from Pekin (Beijing); Situation is reportedly "growing more dangerous for foreigners" Mon, Jun 11, 1900 – Page 1 · The Kearney Daily Hub (Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska) · Newspapers.comTimeline of events of the Boxer Uprising in China from June to July 1900Timeline of events of the Boxer Uprising in China from June to July 1900 Thu, Jul 19, 1900 – Page 4 · The Houston Post (Houston, Harris, Texas, United States of America) · Newspapers.comWorld powers prepare for possibility of war during Boxer RebellionWorld powers prepare for possibility of war during Boxer Rebellion Fri, Jun 22, 1900 – 2 · The Province (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) · Newspapers.comA British perspective on European involvement in China and the causes of the Boxer RebellionA British perspective on European involvement in China and the causes of the Boxer Rebellion Wed, Jul 11, 1900 – 7 · The Morning Post (London, Greater London, England) · Newspapers.comNewspaper reports that Boxer Uprising Newspaper reports that Boxer Uprising "continues to spread" to other provinces in China Tue, Jul 24, 1900 – 2 · The Billings Weekly Gazette (Billings, Montana, United States of America) · Newspapers.comChinese residents of Montgomery, Alabama, reportedly have little interest in Boxer Uprising in ChinaChinese residents of Montgomery, Alabama, reportedly have little interest in Boxer Uprising in China Thu, Jul 26, 1900 – 7 · The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America) · Newspapers.comNewspaper illustrations of Newspaper illustrations of "scenes and characters" in the Boxer Rebellion in China Thu, Jul 26, 1900 – Page 1 · Garrett Clipper (Garrett, De Kalb, Indiana) · Newspapers.comAn English Baptist missionary gives his opinion on the situation in China and the Boxer RebellionAn English Baptist missionary gives his opinion on the situation in China and the Boxer Rebellion Fri, Jul 27, 1900 – Page 2 · San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, San Francisco, California) · Newspapers.comDr. John W. Lowe, a missionary in China, describes his experiences during the Boxer RebellionDr. John W. Lowe, a missionary in China, describes his experiences during the Boxer Rebellion Fri, Aug 10, 1900 – Page 3 · The St Louis Republic (St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.comGlossary of names and terms used in contemporary newspaper accounts of the Boxer RebellionGlossary of names and terms used in contemporary newspaper accounts of the Boxer Rebellion Sun, Aug 12, 1900 – 15 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States of America) · Newspapers.comReport from the French Legation during the Siege of the International Legations in summer 1900Report from the French Legation during the Siege of the International Legations in summer 1900 Wed, Aug 15, 1900 – 9 · Buffalo Evening News (Buffalo, New York, United States of America) · Newspapers.comTroops of the Eight-National Alliance advance on Pekin (Beijing) in August 1900Troops of the Eight-National Alliance advance on Pekin (Beijing) in August 1900 Wed, Aug 15, 1900 – 1 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States of America) · Newspapers.comPurported diary of Chinese official gives account of experiences during the Siege of the LegationsPurported diary of Chinese official gives account of experiences during the Siege of the Legations Tue, Aug 21, 1900 – Page 5 · The Hawaiian Star (Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America) · Newspapers.comA personal account of a missionary family's flight from China during the Boxer RebellionA personal account of a missionary family's flight from China during the Boxer Rebellion Wed, Aug 22, 1900 – 1 · Star-Gazette (Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States of America) · Newspapers.comChinese  professor discusses anti-foreigner sentiment in China and reasons for the Boxer RebellionChinese professor discusses anti-foreigner sentiment in China and reasons for the Boxer Rebellion Mon, Sep 24, 1900 – 19 · Buffalo Evening News (Buffalo, New York, United States of America) · Newspapers.comList of Protestant missionaries believed to have been killed during Boxer RebellionList of Protestant missionaries believed to have been killed during Boxer Rebellion Fri, Oct 12, 1900 – 10 · The Weekly Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America) · Newspapers.comChina is expected to have to pay a large indemnity after the end of the Boxer RebellionChina is expected to have to pay a large indemnity after the end of the Boxer Rebellion Fri, Dec 28, 1900 – Page 1 · Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas) · Newspapers.comThe Boxer Protocol is expected to be signed soon but will not be the end of the negotiationsThe Boxer Protocol is expected to be signed soon but will not be the end of the negotiations Sat, Aug 24, 1901 – 5 · The Washburn Leader (Washburn, North Dakota, United States of America) · Newspapers.comFormer British politician says the Boxer Uprising could lead to vast possibilities for ChinaFormer British politician says the Boxer Uprising could lead to vast possibilities for China Mon, Sep 2, 1901 – 3 · The Buffalo Commercial (Buffalo, New York, United States of America) · Newspapers.comEditorial: With signing of protocol, China resumes Editorial: With signing of protocol, China resumes "friendly relations with the powers of the world" Mon, Sep 16, 1901 – 4 · Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
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