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This assignment is for: 20th Century Chinese History Paper

Submitted to: Professor Richard Harnack

Submitted by: Sharona Ward

Date of Submission: Monday August 27,2012

Title of Assignment: The Boxer Rebellion

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORSHIP: I certify that I am the author of this paper and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the paper. I have also cited any sources from which I used data, ideas, or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I also certify that I prepared this paper specifically for this course and have not borrowed any material from any paper previously submitted in another course at Lindenwood University.

Student’s Signature: Sharona Ward

There were many events that helped shaped China during the 19th and early 20th century. Some of those events were the Opium wars, the Taiping Rebellion, and the Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion was one of the most dramatic events of 1900 (Goff et al. 4). When a culture or a group of people feel threatened in any way, they will do whatever it takes to prevent any harm from coming their way. Majority of the time the lack of knowledge is the reasoning behind taking such drastic measures. The Boxer Rebellion is a prime example of acting without knowledge. The Rebellion was an attack against all foreign Christian missionaries and diplomats in the Middle Kingdom. China was sometimes referred to as the “Middle Kingdom”. The Christian missionaries weren’t there to harm the Chinese culture, however they wanted to improve upon it. The members of the Boxer rebellion didn’t see it that way. They felt threatened. Although the Boxer Rebellion was meant to protect the culture of the Chinese Society, in the end it did more harm than good and thousands of people lost their lives for know significant...