The Boxer rebellion was an uprising of the Chinese anti-foreign, anti Christian movement. In June 1900 Boxer fighters besieged the foreign embassies of Beijing. 20, 000 troops from the Eight-Nation Alliance eventually came to the aid of the diplomats, soldiers, foreign civilians and Chinese Christians trapped in the Legation Quarter.
Editors. "Boxers rising in China against Europeans". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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