THE BOXER REBELLION IN CHINA Name Course Date Introduction The Boxer Rebellion was a militant uprising in China that existed from 1898-1900 protesting the foreign influence in their country. The group was mainly made up of the local peasants and it was a grass-roots movement as it gained a lot of support from the unemployed. The group was branded ‘The Boxers’ by the western powers in the country mainly because of the fighting skills they used. The Boxers were against anything foreign and waged a guerrilla war against the missionaries Christian Chinese and international and Western technology. The Boxers rebellion moved to China with a purpose of rallying the Chinese people to drive the foreign influence out of the country and particularly the missionary activity. The Boxers protested the massive influence that the foreign forces were wielding in their country. The Boxers started by attacking missionaries as they were and modernize and strengthen their hold on power and this much shaped the Chinese politics. The changes led to better politics and the Qing failed to survive which eventually led to their collapse and the transition to a republic. Bibliography Cohen Paul A. History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event Experience and Myth. Columbia University Press. 1997. Hevia James L. "History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event Experience and Myth." (1998): 484-486. R.G Tiedemann. Reference Guide to Christian Missionary Societies in China. From the Sixteenth to Twentieth Century. M.E. Sharpe Inc. 1941 Spence Jonathan D. The Search for Modern China. WW Norton & Company. 1990 Zhang Xiantao. The origins of the modern Chinese press: the influence of the Protestant missionary press in late Qing China. Vol. 6. Routledge 2007. Zhang Xiantao pages 164 167 169. Those are the new references from 10 to 12 sijui style ya kuweka [...]
The Topic of the essay will be: The Boxer Rebellion was sparked in part by the disruption of life in north China brought about by Western penetration happened after 1842. Investigate the origin and development of the Box Rebellion in 1900, discuss: What were the main missionaries activities in China? What were their impacts on Chinese society? Remember to read the following chapters and use them as the references and cite footnotes. !!!!Please include historian's argument regarding this topic and analyze their debates. Be certain to integrate critical/historiographical assessment throughout the essay itself. Be careful about making a sweeping generalization that cannot be clearly supported by evidence. Don't use Wiki as references. Must use historian's arguments and views to support your arguments.