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The martial artists and farmers known as “Boxers” killed thousands of Christians—Chinese and foreign—across north China and besieged the foreign legations in Beijing in 1900. The Qing court’s support for them instigated an invasion by eight foreign powers. These dramatic events inspired an explosion of media attention throughout the world. These units use foreign media and Chinese woodblock prints to demonstrate the kaleidoscopic interplay of prejudice, war, and imperial ambition that drew China forcibly into the world in the 20th century.

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