Cultural Revolution At The Margins Analysis

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The Chinese Cultural Revolution happened between 1966-1976 with the purpose of preserving the traditional Communist ideology commenced by Mao Zedong, the Chairman of the Communist Party. The Cultural Revolution was a failure because it did not address the power imbalances and widespread grievances well enough.The main contribution of The Cultural Revolution at the Margins is that it shows how messy and contingent events were in 1966 and 1967. Global capital flows toward China today because of the authoritarian state apparatus that relentlessly prevents labor self-organization and suppresses labor force (Wu, 2014). Cultural Revolution in China has its share of good and bad but the impacts were generally negative. This paper will discuss how…show more content…
In the story “The Wounded”, the main character Xiaohua untied herself from her mother who has been labeled a traitor during the Cultural Revolution. Such circumstances reflect the overwhelming influence of the Maoist ideology with the Gang of Four during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Yet the Cultural Revolution reveals, in bas relief, the many irresolvable contradictions in China’s quest for cultural modernization and national sovereignty in the twentieth century (Feng, 2011). Marxists and modernization theorists shared key ontological assumptions regarding the conditions of the societies; that even if they have different views of the substance of the key historical process; both assume that there is such as fundamental process, that social life, in general, should be assessed when it comes to the degree to which they have been seized by this process, and that unequal development is unstable and possibly dangerous (Kershaw & Lewin, 1997). Wong (2009) wonders "what the revolution was all about” and believe that she still need remedial help to recover from Maoism by writing a book that is tantamount to a Maoist self-criticism." By the early 1970s, the worst remnants of the Cultural Revolution were over, the Tiananmen protests and the military crackdown well in the future; for Wong, a Chinese Canadian college student, who had come on
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