Thursday, July 2, 2009

Chinese Martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Rebellion, more properly called the Boxer Uprising, or 義和團運動“the Righteous Harmony Society Movement,” was a violent anti-imperialist, anti-Christian movement by the Yihetuan 义和团 or “Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists” in China between 1898 and 1901. The Chinese Martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion number 222 persons who were put to death by members of this movement. Roman Catholics and Protestants, including foreign missionaries, were also put to death.

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