Foreign troops engaging the Chinese Boxer forces. By 1900, the Qing dynasty, which had ruled China for more than two centuries, was crumbling and Chinese culture was under assault by powerful and unfamiliar religious and secular culture.
How Manchu Collaborated with the Eight Power Allied Forces against Chinese. Local Chinese mercenaries hired by the Eight Powers Allied Force. The Boxers distrusted the Empress and the Qing. The imperial family were also foreigners - ethnic Manchus from the far northeast of China, not Han Chinese.
A GENIAL OFFICIAL OF INTERIOR CHINA -- A Naval Mandarin and Admiral of the River Fleet with his Wife and Daughter in KINKOW - a photo on Flickriver
A GENIAL OFFICIAL OF INTERIOR CHINA -- A Naval Mandarin and Admiral of the River Fleet with his Wife and Daughter in KINKOW Photographed by JAMES RICALTON in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion. The full stereoview is seen here : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/3490090978/