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CLIP 8056

The Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Rebellion
Key Info
  • The Boxer Rebellion
  • Duration: 01:37
  • The dramatic story behind the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, when Imperial troops and Chinese rebels laid siege to the diplomatic quarter in Beijing. The siege helped to bring down the imperial monarchy, precipitating a century of destruction, revolution and ultimate renewal. Dramatic reconstructions help tell the story of how the 'Boxers' trained in martial arts. This clip was first published as part of Timewatch: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
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  • Keywords: China, Boxer Rebellion, Beijing, imperialism, Imperial troops, Chinese rebels, Timewatch, protest, economics
Ideas for use in class
  • Could form part of a discussion with pupils on the impact that new technology and ideas has on a community, employment and its identity. Students can consider why a community might resort to the use of protest and even violence in response to change around them.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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