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China’s New Christians

From the October 2013 Print Edition

On the last day of 1899, the nude body of Sidney Brooks, twenty-four, was found in a ditch in northern China, his head sawed off and his limbs rent apart. He was the first victim of Boxer fighters, who lusted after the blood of foreign missionaries, whom they blamed for China‚Äôs humiliation by . . . . Continue Reading »