Communist Party Dbq Analysis

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Chinese peasants and the Chinese Communist Party between circa 1925 and circa 1950 had had more close relationships. The major relationships that are shown in the documents is that relationship of peasant and Communist party supports to spark the nationalism in the peasants, creates an anti-Japanese sentiments, and to promote a sense of social equality. Documents 1,2, and 3, demonstrate that peasants had raised the national pride due to Chinese communist party. Documents 4 and 5 show how the Communist Party fosters the sense of anti- Japanese sentiments. Documents 6,7,8, and 9 illustrates the the sense of social equality through the Communist Party associating with the peasants. If there was a document, such as peasants’ diary about explain…show more content…
Document 1 depicts the leader of the Chinese Communist party, Mao Zedong,’s written report that describes peasants’ strong nationalism. His written report uses strong words as “corrupt” and “evil” which describes peasants’ enemies, such as officials and landowners. Mao wanted to uprise the sense of nationalism by mentioning the peasants’ enemies. However, Mao Zedong is the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, so he might exaggerated the state of peasants in order to gain trusts from the peasants. According to document 2, a sense of nationalism is shown in the discussion between a teenaged peasant and his grandfather. The teenaged peasant keep mentions the advantages, such as a plenty of food, technology, and skills that they learn to farm that the communist party gave to them. Especially, the sense of nationalism strongly expresses when the teenaged peasant says weapons to fight with Japan. Yet, the teenaged peasant lived much shorter time period than his grandfather did, so the teenaged peasant cannot compare how it becomes better than the past. If there were another document, such as grandfather’s diary that explains about life of teenaged peasant’s grandfather, it would give good comparison why his grandfather oppose with the Chinese Communist Party. In documents 3, a sense of nationalism and unity is shown in report of Japanese Political Affairs Bureau. Administrative officer comments…show more content…
In document 6, William Hinton, a American member of Chinese Communist land reform task force, said that Chinese peasants demanded to repay their properties, such as money and land to landowners. The communist party gave social equality to women in the Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China in document 7. The communist party intensely changed patriarchal society into equal right society, so the sense of social equality is shown by this the new policy. However, the law aimed to give gender equality to women, but it is a question that real situation in China treated women equally because it is difficult to state that social awareness of Chinese peasants allow women as equal human beings due to Confucian influences. According to document 8, the communist party did promoted policies that pursue social equality between landowners and peasants by Agrarian Reform Law of the People’s Republic of China in 1950. The feudal exploitation had abolished and confiscated the land, animals, and grain of the landlords. The equal land distribution was promoted by Chinese communist party. Yet, even though Agrarian Reform Law had promoted, the outcome of this law is questionable because in 1950 Communist Party just gained the control of China, so there is a possibility that the party would not manage well the policy properly. In document 9, the picture shows that peasants gained
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