Mao's Last Dancer Analysis

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For my cultural reading task I read Mao's last dancer which is written by himself Li Cunxin. The majority of the book is based in China during Mao's rulings. The story follows Li as a little boy from his poverty stricken life to becoming one of Mao's last dancers.

History-
The first non-mythical dynasty that rules China was the Xia dynasty in 2200-1700 BCE. The Xia Dynasty was run by emperor Tu.
In 959 AD, a guard called Zhao Kuangyin put to was and won against all the other smaller kingdoms. After his victories he created the Song Dynasty which lasted 319 years.
China was then ruled by the Ming Dynasty for 276 years. The different thing about this dynasty is the army was not exploring as far as Africa.
During the Chinese civil war, Japan invades China during which puts a stop to the pervious war. This is also the …show more content…

Chinese people were not put into 4 social classes. Workers, peasants, petite bourgeoisie and capitalists. 90% of people put into classes by the Republic of China were put into the peasant class.

Religion-
The main religions in China are Taoism, Confucianism, Islam, Christianity and Buddhism. China has over 30,000 mosques. One of the most commonly practiced religions is Christianity. The customs of Christianity in China does not really change much from the western way. In the last few years, Christianity has become more popular due to more religious freedom.

Government-
Chinese people used to be governed under very strict rules and laws. Over the last few years, the government has taken out many strict laws about religion, traditions and clothing. This has given people more freedom and are now happy to abide but the rules now in place. The government is called The people's Republic Of China. Power in the Chinese government (within the Republic) has being split up into 4 branches. The legislative branch, the military branch, the judicial branch and the executive

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