Lot 249China Boxer Rebellion Photographs c1900s an important and...

Auction Date: 13/08/2015 at 01:30 pm

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China Boxer Rebellion Photographs c1900s an important and rare group of Chinese execution photographs, all black and white disturbing images of decapitated bodies and post execution shots, c1900s Chinese freedom fighters (Boxers) being beheaded by Allied forces. Boxer Rebellion officially supported peasant uprising of 1900 that attempted to drive all foreigners from China. "Boxers" was a name that foreigners gave to a Chinese secret society known as the Yihequan ("Righteous and Harmonious Fists") they first began as a secret society who turned into a rebel force responding to the hordes of western Christian missionaries invading villages and attempting to convert their Chinese countrymen they embraced the slogan "Support the Qing destroy the foreigners" and tracked down Chinese Christian converts and the foreign missionaries. Their retaliation towards the missionaries was taken as aggression towards Western European nations who banded together to form the Eight-Nation Alliance

Hammer Price: £260.00

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