Tsinghua University founded

APRIL 11th, 1911 

Top ranking: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Ⓒ Henry Westheim/AlamyWhen the Righteous and Harmonious Fists rose up in patriotic fervour in 1899, they did so against the pernicious foreign presence weakening China. Yet the Boxer Rebellion would in actuality hasten the decline of China’s last imperial dynasty and prove a catalyst for its modernisation. 

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