How Did Chairman Mao's Chinese Cultural Revolution Turn Against Other Intellectuals

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Why And How Chairman Mao’s Chinese Cultural Revolution Turn Against Some Intellectuals?

Lao-She’s death In August 24th of 1966, one of the most famous Chinese Writer: Lao-She was discovered in Taiping Lake. A day before, he was criticized as a ‘monster’ and was sent by force to the Confucius Temple for criticism. Then he was taken back to the Federation. In both places he was lambasted and severely beaten. Later, his corpse was quietly retrieved from the water and cremated, but the mystery of his death still confuse nowadays Chinese deeply. There are dozens of guesses about the cause of his death. The only certain fact people know about it is Lao-She’s body was full of scars and wounded badly. The government declared Lao-She suicided, but his wife and children suspected it. They thought he was murdered because Lao-She didn’t show any signal of suicide.
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In my opinion, Chinese intellectuals experience during the Cultural Revolution was not accidentally resulted. The original reason of the movement was ideology divergence which lead to CCP’s distrust towards some intellectuals. Their conflicts were suppressed in the phase of Sino-Japanese War, for both sides set defeating Japan as their first goal. Their relationship changed after CCP won the Civil War, intellectuals was firstly organized and utilized to reform the Party and build new orders in China. Intellectuals still have some power to criticize the Party at that time, but their power was gradually took away after CCP formed a whole ruling system. Chinese Cultural Revolution was the burst out of their accumulation of contradictions, while special historical backgrounds and conditions (Mao’s dislike to intellectuals, radical intellectual groups under Jiang Qing’s leadership, young students evolved in the movement) aggravated tensions and gave those mainly influential westernised scholars a heavy

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