China's Boxer Rebellion

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History Documentary hosted by David Ackroyd, published by History Channel broadcasted as part of HC In Search of History series in 1997 - English narration

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Examine the motivations behind the bloody uprising and discover why Chinese peasants were willing to take up arms to drive foreigners out of the country. For centuries, China was a closed nation, but in the 1800s, Westerners forced their way in, leaving the Chinese psychologically and spiritually devastated. Resentment built when missionaries tried to convert the heathens into Christians. A nationalistic movement called the Boxers (meaning fists of righteous harmony), founded on the mutual hatred of foreigners, began to grow. The Boxers practiced martial arts and believed themselves impervious to bullets. Thousands of peasants swelled its ranks. In May, 1900, the movement spread across the countryside, leaving a wake of violence and destruction in its path as it headed toward Peking, now known as Beijing. The failure of the Boxer Rebellion built support for nationalism which eventually led to the revolution of 1911, the rise of Sun Yat-sen and the end of 2,000 years of monarchy. With Western rule over in Hong Kong, is China poised to become the most powerful nation in the 21st century?

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 2098 kbps
Video Resolution: 704x536
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.313:1
Frames Per Second: 29.970
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 256kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 43:48.686
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 741 MB
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