World civ 3.2.12

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World civ 3.2.12

  1. 1. Sandra CashMailbox 108In the Boxers’ 1898 Proclamation, the Boxers are mostly complaining about the “ForeignDevils,” and their religion. They go on to say that the hard times that China is suffering isbecause of the “Foreign Devils,” which leads to their 1900 Proclamation. In the 1900Proclamation, Boxers then explain that the punishment for being a Christian convert orhiding one is death. I imagine Chinese citizens would be afraid of these proclamations.The Boxers complain that the “Foreign Devils,” have angered their gods by convertingChinese into Christians; making Chinese leave their gods and forget the ancestors. Due tothis, they say that the gods are angry with the Chinese, to the point that they do not let itrain. The Boxers also say that because of the “Foreign Devils,” women commit adulteryand men violate the human obligations.After this in the Boxers’ 1900 Proclamation, they decide in order to appease the gods;they will have to kill every Christian convert and burn down the churches. Even if theChinese citizens were not Christian converts, I imagine they would be afraid because theywould believe that they angered their gods, and are causing China’s problems.The Boxers’ complaints are that foreigners were allowed into their country, and haveinfluenced their culture, turning them away from their old ways and gods. The Boxersthen blame their country’s problems on this and order all Christians and their churches tobe burned. I imagine that Chinese citizens were afraid of these proclamations: for even ifthe Chinese citizens were not Christians who were condemned, they would also feelguilty for offending their gods.

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