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An ancient Chinese secret...

Black History Quiz is a weekly celebration of the contributions and achievements of Africans and the
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An ancient Chinese secret...
By Jim Stroud • Issue #48 • View online
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In 1900, in what became known as the Boxer Rebellion (or the Boxer Uprising), a Chinese secret organization called the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists led an uprising in northern China against the spread of Western and Japanese influence there. The rebels, referred to by Westerners as Boxers because they performed physical exercises they believed would make them able to withstand bullets, killed foreigners and Chinese Christians and destroyed foreign property. From June to August, the Boxers besieged the foreign district of Beijing (then called Peking), China’s capital, until an international force that included American troops subdued the uprising. By the terms of the Boxer Protocol, which officially ended the rebellion in 1901, China agreed to pay more than $330 million in reparations.
An ancient Chinese Secret?
An ancient Chinese Secret?
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China has a “hidden history” of black Chinese citizens. #Blasians The picture above (James Ricalton, 1902) is one in a series of photos of Chinese life before the modern era. The photographer had this to racist thing to say about the blasians (Black and Asian racially mixed people) in his photo.
“This is truly a dusky and unattractive brood. One would scarcely expect to find natives of Borneo or the Fiji Islands more barbarous in appearance; and it is well known that a great proportion of the Boxer organization is of this sort; indeed, How dark-skinned, how ill-clad, how lacking in intelligence, how dull, morose, miserable and vicious they appear!”
Click here to view more photos of blasians before the modern era. 

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