Cultural Revolution Essays

  • Mao's Cultural Revolution

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    Mao was very successful in ending the economic and social challenges faced by China during this time and the extent of this success if unmatched. Mao, using laws and the cultural revolution and the great leap forward and the 5 year plan fixed social and economic policies respectively. Mao was met with success when he attempted to rectify the social challenges that existed in China between 1949 and 1976. Some of these challenges included the lack of rights for women and the continual adherence to

  • 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

  • Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution

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    class struggle was necessary. Mao wanted a country lead by the proletariat and that the bourgeois, the rightist, and the anti-revolutionist were enemies. After the failure of the Cultural Revolution, Mao successor Deng Xiaoping was facing the decision of what road to the People’s Republic should be led to. The Cultural Revolution leaves Deng the decision to seek a new path for China. New voices of seeing Mao in a negative light became inevitable if Deng chooses a different path. Of course, Deng would

  • Essay On The Impact Of The Chinese Cultural Revolution

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    The impact of the Chinese Cultural Revolution on the arts and education The Chinese Cultural Revolution was a deadly weapon used by Mao Zedong to enforce his political power and wipe out the Chinese intelligentsia for the next few decades. It was a turning point in Chinese art, education and other traditions. When Mao officially encouraged his student army to destroy the “Four Olds”: old customs, culture, habits and ideas, China made a sharp turn towards cultural and intellectual decline. Visual

  • How Did Mao Zedong Change During The Cultural Revolution

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    During the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) art completely changed in style and purpose. More specifically when the Communist Party took over the minds and hearts of China in 1949, propaganda seen in art was used to influence them and further make Mao Zedong an icon and hero. This movement changed the art of China into a modernized art, an art that was no longer showing the spirit of the old China but a new spirit that sparked through Mao Zedong's teachings. Through the elimination of traditional-style

  • 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

  • Hong Kong 1967 Riot Analysis

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    social improvement (Cheung, 2009: 134) and a rising sense of cultural identity and local consciousness (Carroll, 2008: 80). While many scholars believe that the 1967 riot itself is a kind of political struggle between China communist party and British colonial government (Yep, 2008), less scholars consider the riot as the by-product of the long existed social inequality and social conflicts. It is undeniable that the Cultural Revolution catalysed the outbreak of 1967 riot, but back to the root, without

  • Great Leap Forward Analysis

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    potentially 40 million civilians died in the resulting great famine. (Yang, 1996) Following the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution was started by Mao. The Cultural Revolution was a social-political movement that took place from 1966 to 1976 that witnessed a nationwide

  • Red Scarf Girl Analysis

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    their lives during the Cultural Revolution. This unfair treatment of upper and middle class citizens is depicted by the author’s own memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ji-li Jiang recounts childhood experiences in order to elucidate how her family’s political situation affected her education, her family’s financial stability, and her basic freedoms in life, providing readers with a deeper analysis and more personal communication of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In her novel, Red Scarf

  • Essay On Ji-Li Jiang's 'Red Scarf Girl'

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    under unbearable circumstances, one can still believe in justice,” in David Henry Hwang’s foreword, in Ji-Li Jiang’s memoir Red Scarf Girl, commemorated even during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution anyone can overcome adversity (9). Ji-Li Jiang was a young teenager at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, and living through a very political time in China’s history made Ji-Li into the person she is today. Ji-Li’s intelligence, her choices, and family devotion made her into the headstrong

  • How Did Mao Zedong Affect China

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    was the chairman of the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to 1959. He was an ambitious and consistent man which made him available to lead the Chinese Communist Party from 1935 until his died in 1976. Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward" and “Cultural Revolution” were ineffective and had disastrous consequences. But most of his goals, however, were pretty successful. These goals make China seemed to be a strong

  • Chinese Propaganda Poster Analysis

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    The Role of Government Propaganda in the Educational System during the Cultural Revolution in China Jing Huang  1. Introduction The Proletarian Cultural Revolution, also called the Cultural Revolution in China, which took place between 1966 and 1976, was a social-political movement. Mao Zedong, then Chairman of the Communist Party of China, started this movement, originally aiming at reinforcing communism, more specially socialism with Chinese characteristics or Maoism. Capitalism and traditional

  • Mao Zedong: Tyrant Or Hero?

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    Chinese communist Revolutionist, who was one of the founding members of the Communist Party of China, had governed as the Chairman of the People’s Republic of China since 1949. As a revolutionist, he launched several revolutions such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution which ended in catastrophes, whilst he contributed much to the communist party as well as China. So, was Mao Zedong a hero or a tyrant? A hero should have leadership skills, be visionary, progressive, and would

  • Ji-Li Rider Character Analysis

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    and family members dying/leaving you. In this book, Ji-Li Jiang (main character) has to live in China while Chairman Mao starts the ‘Cultural Revolution’. He changes the laws and rules which makes Ji-li’s life more difficult. Also, her dad is arrested, leaving her moderately depressed, and she doesn't have a chance to become as successful because of the new revolution (Ji-Li has a black family history). Ji-Li Jiang survived in challenging environments where there was the Red Guards and her family had

  • Waiting Ha Jin Analysis

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    the early 1960’s to the 1980’s, where components of Chinese traditionalism and cultural revolution create conflict and struggle for various characters. Although Ha Jin doesn’t heavily portray the conflict of the revolution or the idolization of Mao, he does provide detailed accounts of how characters are effected by political action as well as the individual and the psychosomatic consequences of the cultural revolution. Jin writes in a way that shows a deep understanding of the divergence between

  • Mao Zedong Totalitarianism

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    of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) - a platform that allowed him to implement the policies. Mao's policies of were like a mountain range—full of high points as well as dangerous low points. The Great Leap Forward, The Hundred Flower, the Cultural Revolution, as well as his firm standpoint on women's rights are all important aspects of China under Mao. Many people lost their lives and many dreams were lost during this transformation.

  • Chinese Contemporary Art

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    The end of China’s Cultural Revolution and the decline of Mao’s radical state of regime in 1976 brought forth a new generation of artists who embraced western modern art. No longer forced to create art that serves political and propaganda purposes; the newfound freedom allowed many artists to experiment with western artistic languages and broke the boundaries of Chinese traditional art leading to the reinvention of Chinese constructions of art; marking the emergence of Chinese contemporary art. In

  • Chinese Seamstress Themes

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    In Seiji 's, Balzac and the little Chinese Seamstress, many books get mentioned that relate to the time, era and setting where the book takes place. The novel occurs during the cultural revolution, and talks about two boys who got taken away from their houses and sent into a village in the mountain to get “reeducated”. Throughout the book the author mentions some historically famous books that relate to what was going on in the novel. Many people question why Sijie´s chose to title the novel after

  • Mao Zedong Contribution

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    also drove the communist revolution in China and battled against the Nationalist Party in the Chinese Civil War. His thoughts and methods of insight in regards to socialism and Marxism are frequently alluded to as Maoism. Mao was born the child of a laborer agriculturist on December 26, 1893 in Shaoshan, Hunan Province, China. He went to the neighborhood school until he turned 13 when he went to work 40 hours per week on the family's farm. In 1911 Mao joined the Revolution Army and battled against

  • Wild Swans Chapter Summary

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    Wild Swans begins as Jung Chang, the author, leaves China to go to Great Britain on an academic scholarship. She would complete her education at York University and obtain a doctorate in linguistics. When her mother came to visit she shared family history with Chang, which encouraged Chang to return to China and begin research for her book. Wild Swans consists of events that impacted China in extremely negative emotional and psychological ways. Each chapter is titled with a saying of the time that