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        Chinese Boxers Destroying Railroad Tracks, between Peking (Beijing) and Hong Kong, 1900

        The Boxer Rebellion grew from unrest in China due to Western influences. In order to preserve their way of life, including government system and religion, a group of rebels called the Boxers, staged a rebellion in 1899.The front page of this French magazine shows the Boxers dismantling railroad tracks between Hong Kong (a major trading port with the West) and Beijing, the Chinese imperial capital.

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