Mao Zedong Analysis

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Have you ever heard about Mao Zedong or Chairman Mao of China? Do you know about what he did and the historical contribution that he brought to China? Are you curious about the actual thoughts and evaluation of Chinese people on him? If you see the picture of Tiananmen Square of Beijing, you would find Mao Zedong’s portrait hangs in the centre of the Tiananmn Rostrum. Tianan Men Square is the place to hold important events by the Chinese communist Party, for example, the People’s Republic of China was announced to establish in there and China’s military parade ceremony were all took place in there. Undoubtedly, Mao Zedong is the symbol of political and military power in China. Interestingly, Mao Zeddong’s portrait is also printed in Chinese…show more content…
Additionally, most Chinese students learn Mao Zedong’s poems in primary school, and the study of Mao Zedong Thought is a mandatory course to all students in Chinese university. Therefore, Mao Zedong is the symbol of Chinese culture soft power. However, though Mao Zedong was seen as God in the past 60 years in China, with the spread of internet and the advance of people’s thought, the younger generation in China start to review, rethink and re-evaluate Mao Zedong in a more dialectical and logical way. Many people think Mao Zedong’s failure in command like the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution resulted in innocent death and leaded to China fall behind the western countries. In my opinion, Mao Zedong was the greatest founder of China because he made countless contribution to Chinses politics and military, economics and cultures, but at the same time he was also the most influential destroyer of China because his wrong thought and command left unimaginative destruction to Chinese people in politics, economics and…show more content…
Mao Zedong was born in a small village called Shaoshan of Hunan Province in 1893. He witnessed and experienced many warfare. Since the Opium War of 1940-42, Western invasion brought China into the narrative of Western history by force and wars. Chinese people suffered from oppression and exploitation so that many intellectuals started to resist. Afterwards, Wuchang Rising broke out which is the beginning of the Revolution of 1911 that leaded by Sun Zhongshan. Mao Zedong also joined the local revolutionary army and served as a soldier in Hunan. In July 1921, with Mao Zedong and other delegates’ effort, Chinese Communist Party was established in Shanghai. Then, Chinese Communist Party gradually formed a firm ideological and social foundation. In 1935, the Chinese Communist Party’s base area was established in Yan’an, where Mao Zedong emerged as the paramount leader. Two years later, Anti-Japanese War (1937-1945) broke out, with the threat of Japanese military, the Nationalist Party and the Chinese Communist Party cooperated and defended the invasion of Japan successfully until 1945. Afterwards, Civil War between two parties outburst and the Communist Party won the battle with wise command (like the Long March) of Mao Zedong. In 1949, “the Communist Party had gained control of almost the entire country, and Mao Zedong had pronounced the

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