Deng Xiaoping Essays

  • Case Study: Mao Zedong Vs. Deng Xiaoping

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    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

  • Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution

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    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 still want to respect Mao’s thought, as both leaders wanted the People’s Republic to become a stronger nation. Deng really opposed Mao’s idea of focusing on the proletariat

  • Summary Of Scattered Sand By Deng Xiaoping

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    During the late 1970s, Deng Xiaoping implemented socioeconomic reforms that created China into the economic powerhouse it is presently. These reforms have affected urban and rural areas disproportionately and have created two social classes. Despite the economic growth of the country, many Chinese citizens continue to live in poverty and struggle to support their families. In Scattered Sand, Pai documents her journey and the testimonies of the migrant workers she encountered across China. Through

  • Three Stages Of Communism In China

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    China has been a “communist” state since 1949, but the system itself has changed immensely with gradual reforms of Deng Xiaoping after Mao Zedong’s death in 1976. Mao Zedong started the soviet model in 1949, that consisted of three stages. Stage one began on October 1 of 1949 and was called “Lean to One Side.” The main goal was to get rid of opium, prostitution, redistribution of land, get rights for women, and nationalize industry. Mao used the Soviet Union to help form a communist country. Apart

  • Tiananmen Square Case Study

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    The Tiananmen Square protests, commonly known in Chinese as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件)[a] were student-led demonstrations in Beijing in 1989. More broadly, it refers to the popular national movement inspired by the Beijing protests during that period, sometimes referred to as the '89 Democracy Movement (八九民运). The protests were forcibly suppressed after the government declared martial law. In what became widely known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, troops with assault rifles and tanks killed

  • Household Responsibility System In China

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    civilisation to the 21st century through a series of historical events and reforms. Under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, China had undergone a range of reforms that had transformed the country’s economy and paved the way to China’s economic success today. One such reform is the creation of the Household Responsibility System (HRS) in 1979. Instead of collective farming which was less efficient, Deng Xiaoping decided to replace it with household farming which gives the individual households more autonomy to

  • Alexander Wendt's Constructivism In China

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    political upheavals or to a gradual and non-violent redistribution of the world’s power, most significantly, will China’s rise lead to conflict? Since Deng Xiaoping took over the leadership of the country, in 1978, the People 's Republic of China has started on the path of domestic reform, opening to the outside world. Four generations of leaders - after Deng was the turn of Jiang Zemin, then Hu Jintao and now Xi Jinping - have led a demographically and geographically immense country and an extremely complex

  • Chinese Media System Analysis

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    The People’s Republic of China, governed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has arguably one of the most restrictive media systems in the world. The government censors all venues of media to maintain its monopoly on power and information while pushing ambitious economic modernization reforms. The media system in China is very different, but not totally different from the systems in all other countries in the world. The media system in China is a combination of different media philosophies and

  • Mao Zedong Totalitarianism

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    TABLE OF CONTENT ESSAY VISUAL AID BIBLIOGRAPHY DECLARATION OF PLAGIARISM The success of the world power, China was made possible by a number of factors. Chairman Mao Zedong`s policies shaped a nation and formed the foundation of modern day China. He formed the Red Army and was elected as the chairman 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

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Chi Kai-Shek

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    Chiang Kai-shek and modernization Whenever someone uses the term “Modern China” today, one might immediately think of the rapidly developing China after the economic reform proposed by Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s. In European, however, modernization had already begun by the early 20th century, and it brings up a question: Had the Chinese authority that ruled at that time tried to do anything to modernize China? From 1926 to 1928, the Kuomintnag(KMT), literally means the Nationalist Party,

  • Great Leap Forward Analysis

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    The Great Leap Forward that Mao Zedong hoped would push China to the height of economic development had left the country in great economic and social devastation. Mao envisioned measures that would create the communist utopia: communal farms, communal land ownership, communal work force, usage of metal oven to encourage local steel production etc. His scheme not only failed to produce any valuable steel, but even led to a decrease in harvest production. Consequentially, potentially 40 million civilians

  • Post Mao Reform Essay

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    Post Mao Reforms During the Mao Zedong's regime (1949-1976), the Communist Party of China (CCP) has realized that material production and social welfare institutions were two important aspects given to citizens of China by providing basic social goods. Private ownerships were abolished on the basis of inequality and exploitation. Though, there are some inequalities between people from different areas, egalitarian way of income distribution among households was implemented. Collectivization in rural

  • China's One Child Policy Essay

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    to limit the population growth, with the most famous one being the One Child Policy. In the past, Mao Zedong encouraged large families and abortions and contraception was outlawed. Naturally, this caused a surge in population. After his death, Deng Xiaoping decided that the population would have to be curbed if China wanted to achieve economic growth. [1] The One Child Policy is basically where in most circumstances, people are only allowed to have one child. There are exceptions that allow people

  • Class Stratification In China

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    between 1952 and 1958 by collectivization of farming and state consolidation of urban economy, diminishing pre-revolution social classes in a Communist regime (Whyte 1975, Kraus 1981). Ironically, the post-1978 regime under the new paramount leader Deng Xiaoping began what now is known to be a remarkable reform policy that has decollectivized and commodified both rural and urban economies, eroding the institutional bases of the pre-reform status hierarchy. Since then, an open, evolving class system has

  • Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress Analysis

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    Dai Sijie is the Chinese author, who opposites side of the government of China during the Cultural Revolution, which is his childhood that he has to go to be re-educated by poor peasants. The setting of this book, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, is the re-education at that time, and the main characters of this book, Luo and Ma, are re-educated students like Sijie. He uses these literary elements to reveal political or social issues about the social class by the education difference, the

  • Anorexia Hong Kong Case Study

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    Anorexia in Hong Kong Watters starts his case studies with the rise of anorexia in Hong Kong, and how the Western form of anorexia “worms its way into the unconscious minds of a population” (p.48). In the 1990’s there were many political, cultural, and social changes occurring due to the transfer of sovereignty from Britain to China. During this apprehensive time, the story of a young girl named Charlene Hsu Chi-Ying and her struggle with self-starvation surfaced and gained attention. The reason

  • Great Wall Of Ancient China Dbq Essay

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    The Great Wall of Ancient China -Hailey Shipley More than 1 million people died while building the Great Wall of China! The Great Wall of ancient China was a huge wall that was build to keep out unwanted people (the Xiongnu). The Great Wall took many peoples lives because of the heights and suffering the people went through. The Wall took around 2,000 years to build. Did the benefits outweigh the costs? I believe that they did not because of documents F, E, B. There were to many people being tortured

  • Red Scarf Girl Analysis

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    In the 1960’s, China was overrun by the idea that everybody must be equal, and those who are superior should be punished for their “wrongdoings”. Ji-li Jiang grew up in this unfortunate era, and her novel, Red Scarf Girl, describes the struggles that people in China faced every day of 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

  • Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress Essay

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    Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, written by Dai Sijie, is set in 1971 during the China’s Cultural Revolution. The book starts with two boys, unnamed narrator and his friend Luo being sent from their hometown Chengdu to a small village in Phoenix Mountain to be “re-educated”. The book continues with them skillfully living through the harsh village life with their talent of storytelling and their western knowledge gained from books. Throughout the novel Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

  • China Reform Essay

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    I mostly agree to some extent that the ‘Reform and Revolution’ was a real reform and that there had been numerous successes. However, I realized that it was not a full reform and revolution due to a few minor obstacles that had not been settled during that period (1911-1937). In the book “New Horizons: History”, Wong points out, “After the establishment of the Nanjing government, a series of reforms were carried out in hopes of modernizing China politically, economically, militarily, and culturally