Claim: The Boxer Rebellion was not a revolution because their was not political change, only social and economic change.
What is it?
In 1899-1900 the Boxer Rebellion was a Chinese secret organization called the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists. They led an uprising in northern China against the spread of Western and Japanese influence there.
Political, Economic, and Social aspects..
Political: The government, qing dynasty was on the foreigners side and crushed the rebellion because they did not have conflict with the foreigners or chinese christians unlike the boxer rebellions
Economic: With the outbreak of the Boxer Rebellion in 1900, the United States was forced to choose between its role as a paternal protector and its role as a blossoming imperial power. The Boxer Rebellion and the ensuing American intervention marked a turning point in United States-Chinese relations whose repercussions would last well into the next century
Social: The rebels, referred to by Westerners as Boxers because they performed physical exercises they believed would make them able to withstand bullets, killed foreigners and Chinese Christians and destroyed foreign property.
Boxer Rebellions vs foreigners
Chinese Christians vs Boxer rebellions
The Boxer Rebellion was not a revolution because it did not have a political change. The government was civil with the foreigners and crushed the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists. The crush created the rebellion which prevented the revolution.