They were attempting to drive all foreigners out and away from China, fearing that they would transform traditional ways of the Chinese culture. This event would prove to be a detriment to both the people of China, as well as the country of China as a whole. China was unable to easily adapt to western standards and agree to the culture and advancements they were introducing. The Taiping rebellion was between western religion and Confucianism, differing ideas and parties divided the nation. The Nanking treaty was created and signed between China and Britain to decrease conflict with trade, yet inspired more unrest with the Chinese people. The Boxer rebellion.
The Boxer Rebellion
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The Boxer Rebellion , Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement , was an armed and violent, anti-Christian , and anti-imperialist insurrection in China between and , towards the end of the Qing dynasty. Villagers in North China had been building resentment against Christian missionaries and the growth of foreign spheres of influence after the Sino-Japanese War of In a severe drought, violence and murder spread across Shandong and the North China Plain , targetting foreign property, Christian missionaries, and Chinese Christians. In June , Boxer fighters, convinced they were invulnerable to foreign weapons, converged on Beijing with the slogan "Support the Qing government and exterminate the foreigners. Diplomats, foreign civilians, and soldiers as well as Chinese Christians in the Legation Quarter were besieged for 55 days by the Imperial Army of China and the Boxers. Chinese officialdom was split between those supporting the Boxers and those favoring conciliation, led by Prince Qing. The supreme commander of the Chinese forces, the Manchu General Ronglu Junglu , later claimed he acted to protect the foreigners.
The Boxer Rebellion was an uprising initiated in China, after the Chinese suffered many devastating defeats at the hands of foreign powers. What caused the Boxer Rebellion? There were three main causes. The first cause for the Boxer Rebellion.
The Boxers also believed they had magical powers and could not be harmed. The Boxers new slogan would become. The Boxer is a patriot. He loves his country better than he does the countries of other people.