Over a hundred years ago, there was a group of people who called for the boycott of foreign products. Anyone who would so much as light a foreign lamp would be the target of their fury. They burnt the churches, killed the missionaries, and slaughtered their own people, leaving a trail of utter destruction in their paths. They believed themselves to be invincible, that they would win every battle that lay ahead of them, yet in front of the enemy, they collapsed like a deck of cards. They saw themselves as loyal subjects, but they were slaves to a careless and impotent government, and they eventually ended up massacred up by said government. But they have managed to survive a century later, and they still live on today.
— Writer Murong Xuecun (慕容雪村) on the living echoes of the past