First a new set of rules was put into place to reinstate old, traditional Chinese values. Hongwu also wanted a self-sufficient society, so he stopped foreign trade. After his death, his son Yongle took over with more Mongol values. This caused Yongle to start looking towards exploring other parts of the work to spread his political agenda. With the help of Zheng He, the Ming Empire started to explore the Indian Ocean.
Xi is a good leader with a different perspective. He thinks differently of the Chinese dream. -(Webster, Schell, Zhang) His ideas veered away from the typical Chinese dream. -(Webster, Schell, Zhang) His ideas leaned towards the economy. -(Webster, Schell, Zhang) B. Xi Jinping hopes to change China for the better.
Now with booming economies both made a dramatic change. China opened up its economy and took the steps necessary before India. This has caused China to be a step ahead of India by thirteen years in the development as a nation and this is still seen today. China was destroyed as a nation by communism in a thirty-year period with his “Great Leap Forward” program. Mao caused a thirty-year famine because of the decrease in agriculture when farmers were forced to give up land.
Mao Zedong v.s. Deng Xiaoping Mao Zedong, one of the most notable communist revolutionaries and the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, has played a significant role in the county’s evolution into a communist-led system. His philosophies along with the power he gained as Chairman of the communist party allowed his to exert great influence over the people of China throughout most of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Mao took the ideas of Marx’s communism and applied them to China (Mao Zedong Thought), favoring the peasants and the idea of a peasant revolution, rather than the industrial workers (China was not completely industrialized at the time). He believed the peasant class would be the driving force behind a communist takeover
Repeated Qing interactions with the Europeans that ended in failure tested the peasants, who revolted in rebellions such as the Taiping rebellion. After the Sino-Japanese War and other losses of the territories, the peasants saw this as the downfall of the Qing and demanded reform. The new governments were influenced by the west. Sun Yat-Sen, the leader of the Nationalists believed in a democracy and even hd a first-hand experience of European influence. Mao Zedong, the leader of the CCP, was a communist and was influenced by the Russian Vladimir Lenin.
China’s leader Mao implemented a program called Mao’s Great Leap Forward program this program told peasant framers when to plant crops, what to plant and how much to plant. Also peasants were required to turn over a third of their crops for taxed that was meant to feed the cities. In return the presents were made promises from the government such as the commune would provide workers with food, medical care, and other necessities. This contributed to the people starving and going to great lengths to survive such as trading children and killing and eating them, at this time famine was widespread and killing many people in China. Mao ruled for over twenty-seven years and during that time, “he had doomed China’s people to become some of the poorest on the planet”.
China is the larger consumer of energy, movies, beer; it is building more high-speed roads, airports than the rest of the world combined. The country’s boom marked the age of fortune and produced a vast wealth and the highest number of billionaires. The Chinese success is one the most striking in the human history. The nation has achieved longer, wealthier, healthier, and more educated lives by almost every measure. Evan Osnos suggests that although Chinese people consider themselves more cautious than Americans, psychologically they are willing to take higher risks with their investments.
“Document #2” entitled “The Emperor with an ego big enough for all time” proves that Emperor Shi Huangdi had many reforms that focused on the betterment of society by discussing his “most significant reforms” such as a “standardize Chinese script [writing], weights, measures, and even the length of the cart axles”(Doc. 2). Additionally, Qin Shi Huangdi also created an extensive network of roads and canals that improved the trade and communication of troops between provinces (Doc 2). The reason why he did this was to improve everyday life for the citizens of the Qin dynasty. For example, the standardized axle length made travel much safer, easier and faster since everyone’s cart took up the same amount of space on the road.
The company’s monopoly on imports from China was sustained through the exchange of British silver for Chinese tea. The Chinese were not interested in any of the British or European goods because they had possessed abundance of goods within their
The Chinese communist party gained much power after going after and attacking the Kuomintang and its anti communist policies into Taiwan. With the growth of the communist party’s power, the peasant and lower class experienced major influence that would change the course of their lives forever. Chinese peasants and the Chinese communist party between circa 1925 and circa 1950 had a relationship in which the party fostered and cared the state of the people. This created a sense of nationalism and pride for the peasants, while they were advocating social equality, and showing anti-Japanese sentiment. First of all, the Chinese communist party greatly influenced the peasant class in sparking and igniting a sense of nationalistic unity into the