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A turning point in Chinas history. To what extent do you agree with this judgment of the Boxer Rebellion?
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"A turning point in China's history." To what extent do you agree with this judgment of the Boxer Rebellion?
China during the late nineteenth century was in turmoil from external and internal forces. The underlining internal pressures were exacerbated by the thrust of western imperialism and exploitation. Imperialism and the west were the catalyst for the Boxer Rebellion. The ingredients of descent and conflict were always present in the late nineteenth century. China had its difficulties without the west's intrusion. The Boxer Rebellion was a reaction against the West, not a rebellion against the Qing Dynasty. The Boxer Rebellion differs from Taiping rebellion in that regard. The Boxer Rebellion was a turning point in the history of China because it was the first time the Chinese retaliated against Western imperialism and afterwards was followed by independence and revolution.
The way the Chinese government chose to deal with the West compounded its problems. There were major decision that led to the Boxer Rebellion and the demise of an empire. The first decision was between a gunboat and appeasement in dealing with the West. The second decision was between Chinese culture and Western studies. The third major decision between managing
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