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60China’s New Christianshttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2013/10/chinas-new-christians
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 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’s humiliation by Western powers. Claiming immunity to bullets and other supernatural abilities, the Boxers attacked Beijing months later, illuminating their warpath with the kerosene-soaked, burning bodies of captured Chinese Christians.