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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

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    Iranian Cultural Revolution to the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution From 1950 to about 1990, the Iranian Cultural Revolution began to take place. Two thousand miles away, another revolution, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of China, was also beginning. These two revolutions were extremely similar in certain aspects, but even though these revolutions were only a few thousand miles away, they also had many differences. In the graphic novel, “Persepolis”, the cultural revolution Marjane

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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

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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

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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

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    Transformation of Jiang Ji-li Money. Friends. Brains. Ji-li had everything, until the Cultural Revolution. In the beginning, Ji-li loved Mao and also loved his ideas for China because he said if they destroyed all of the four olds, then China would reach its full potential. Ji-li even acted as a red guard as well, naming stores or places that had four olds. However throughout the book, Ji-li’s point of view of the cultural revolution changes. Her father is detained, her house gets searched, she is excluded from

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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

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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

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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

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    Robespierre's Rebellion

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    Often revolutions in history portray ruling powers being forcibly removed by a group intent on a new power structure setting up an "improved" system. France's Reign of Terror and China's Cultural Revolution were harsh responses to similar conditions resulting in political, economic, and social changes in those societies. Both revolutions were led by powerful, ruthless leaders and shared important similarities as well as distinct differences in their leadership style. During the French Revolution, Maximillian

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    Mao Zedong Dbq

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    the People 's Republic of China, which he governed from its establishment in 1949 to 1959. Mao Zedong occupied a critical place in the story of the country’s resurgence. His motivations were to make China classless country and to promote the Cultural Revolution, he also wanted to make China great, modernized and strong country. Mao Zedong was a great leader because he changed China in a much better country by transforming it into a modern nation, strengthening the economy, and achieved gender equality

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    dictatorship to maintain control. In China, Mao Zedong had led a cultural revolution that brought a form of government called Communism to the country in 1949. He launched the Cultural Revolution in order to maintain that system. First he would use indoctrination to get kids to know he is like the “god” and they need to show loyalty and follow his rules. A group called red guards pledged their devotion to Chairman Mao and the revolution. They were mostly students and teenagers who were part of this

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    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

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    Concubine And Fugui

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    events of turbulence like the Japanese invasion. While Dieyi presented a life of hardships, through intense beatings and punishment by the troupe master, it was not the same with Fugui. Fugui began the movie as a rich gambler. However, when the Cultural Revolution surfaced in both films, the lives of both characters were under pressure. Dieyi had to live in a chaotic society where the Japanese occupied and forced them to perform for them. After the Communist takeover, it was even more chaotic due to the

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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

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    America. This was a magical name on the eastern coast of the province of Fujian, where both of my parents were born. My parents grew up during the Cultural Revolution, a movement initiated by Mao Zedong’s belief that his Communist Party was shunting him aside and propelling the country in the wrong, inegalitarian direction. Mao attempted to reassert his authority over the Chinese masses by enforcing his ideology. He mobilized the Red Guards, paramilitary groups of students, to destroy the Four Olds—old

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    In the early 1900’s, Japan started to invade and occupy more and more Chinese territory. This upset the Chinese so under Mao Zedong, they drove the Japanese out. During Mao’s rule, the lives of the Chinese people were full of suffering. In the mid 1970’s, after Mao Zedong’s death, Deng Xiaoping became the leader of China. Deng Xiaoping’s establishment of international relations and the Four Modernizations affected the Chinese people in a positive way by making China a more modern and industrialized

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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

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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

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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

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