Blame the Boxer Rebellion.
The rebels were strong and furious young China men, righteous and assured of the correctness of their cause, who had dedicated their lives to the study of martial arts. Their bodies were as hard as jade, and as supple as a bamboo reed; their fists were in harmony with their goals.
On the other side of the battlefield: scared, bigoted white men with guns.
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