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Mao, The Great Leap Forward

- Mao---the one whose mistakes, shot contributions down After the validation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Mao Zedong as the Chairman of PRC and the Communist Party held most political power in China. By using his tremendous influence in China, Mao conducted a series of nationwide movements in order to rapidly reform China’s politics, economy and culture. However, instead of leading China to a more hopeful future, Mao pushed China into a period of darkness. Many historical evidences showed that Mao had brought more pain than happiness to Chinese people....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution]

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Mao Zedong And Zedong Of China

- 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....   [tags: Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China]

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Mao Zedong Of The 20th Century

- Chairman Mao Zedong is one of the most brutal, if not the most, brutal dictator of the 20th century China. He killed more people than Stalin and Hitler combined, justified by the prospect of national progress and reversing the shame done in China by Imperial powers during the late 19th century – early 20th century. His draconian policies to rapidly industrialize China caused more than 30 million Chinese deaths. Even before his death, the international community spearhead by the American anti-communist sentiments, criticized him for all the values he represented: the evilness of a communist society....   [tags: Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China]

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The Zedong Of Mao Zedong

- Chairman Mao Zedong was the outright leader of China from the establishing of the People 's Republic on October 1, 1949, to his demise on September 9, 1976 (Joseph, 2014). Up until today, there is still no solid consensus against his leadership, both criticism and praise are held by people with different perspectives and background. Officially, he is given the title of great teacher, great leader, great commander, great helmsman in his era. It is no doubt that he has considerable impacts in the Chinese modern history, but the nature of this impact exactly how the date is still under discussion stage....   [tags: Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China]

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The Zedong Of Mao 's Death

- The CCP and Mao knew they had to destroy the cult image because it had gotten far out of control, but they were unable to without tarnishing Mao 's image. The loyalty attacks were against what Mao advocated in his works (Mao, 1976, p. 264) and the sense of unity the Party tried to foster. At the Ninth Congress the CCP issued a declaration to curb the cult through measures like the reduction of printing Chairman Mao 's image, the discontinuation of badge distribution, and the end to formalistic activities like "asking for instruction in the morning" and salutes to pictures of Mao (Leese, 2011 pg....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Cultural Revolution]

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Mao And The Chinese Civil War

- I took this class because of self-interest on the history of Mao and the Chinese civil war, and to be honest, because since I was a little bias about Mao, I wanted to know more about him. Before I took this class, I believed he was a dictator that was equal to Stalin, a ruthless leader who killed many of his own people in his Great Leap Forward idea. I hope by taking this class that by stance would change based on understanding and readings, and I have to say, I was not let down by what I learned at the end of this class....   [tags: Communism, Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China]

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Mao Zedong Of Marxism And Communism

- Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893 to a peasant family in the province of Hunan China. As a child Mao loved reading books, ironically books involving rebellion. He would constantly clash with his teachers who taught him Confucianism. Mao was not the average Chinese boy either. He refused to show traditional respect to his father that was expected of him as a Chinese son. Mao’s parents hoped that by making an arranged marriage for Mao would allow him to mature. Mao however despised his first wife which led him to detest arranged marriages....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping]

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The Period Of Mao 's Leadership

- “Factionalism in the party occurred only when leadership was weak” Discuss this proposition referring to the period of Mao’s leadership The exchange of power in China saw the transition of the governmental body from Nationalism to Communism, serving as a cornerstone for Mao’s People Republic of China. The regime of People Republic of China commenced after the Civil War on 1949, consisting of Mao Zedong as the competent Chief of State and Zhou Enlai as his trusted Premier, along with other political figures including Lin Biao, Liu Shaoqi, Peng Dehuai, and, Zhu De, all of whom rose to prominence during the years of Long March....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Cultural Revolution]

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Mao Zedong : A Bright Red

- The lithograph We Rely on the Helmsman to Sail the Sea; To Undertake Revolution We Rely on the Thoughts of Mao Zedong (1968) illustrates Mao Zedong, the Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, standing before what is a rough representation of the country of China. Most of the painting is a bright red, with chinese characters beneath the work. The piece is three separate pieces placed together with Mao in the center. In We Rely on the Helmsman to Sail the Sea: To Undertake Revolution; We Rely on the Thoughts of Mao Zedong, the strong presence of the government on the country is seen through both the placement and colors used, as well as the title and Chinese phrase written beneath the wor...   [tags: People's Republic of China, China, Mao Zedong]

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Mao Zedong And The Communist Victory

- In the aftermath of the Long March, Mao Zedong established his headquarters at Yan’an, a city in north Shaanxi in 1935. There the CCP developed political, social and economic policies which transformed the Party and gained it mass support. Dick Wilson argues that the beginnings of the policies that would lead to the Communist victory can be seen in “Mao’s opposition to the orthodoxy of the Comintern doctrine, preferring instead to tailor Marxist theory with Chinese socio-political realities.” Indeed, Mao Zedong immediately strengthened his position by claiming the ideological leadership of the CCP by publishing ‘On the New Stage’ in 1938 that called for the Sinification of Marxism....   [tags: Marxism, Communism, Chinese Civil War, Mao Zedong]

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The Single-party States of Mao and Stalin

- The ideology of Mao and Stalin both sought to eliminate class differences and advance their nation. They both also used terror as a way of acquiring what they wanted. As Mao was born into a middle-class peasant family, he knew of hardship and constant dissatisfaction with the government. He became concerned with the future of his country after the failure of the 1911 revolution, and after much reading of western works, was convinced the only way to bring change to China was through military practices; that “all power grows out from the barrel of a gun.” His ideology was based on and formed mostly around Marxism-Leninism, as was Stalin’s, therefore both believed that the huge numbers of work...   [tags: Politics, Mao, Stalin]

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Mao Zedong And Its Influence On Society

- Chairman Mao Zedong was idolized in the eyes of his subjects. He was placed upon a pedestal and his word was taken to heart and published into the book Quotations from Chairman Mao. Mao was thought to have created a personality cult. This occurs through the use of mass media and propaganda to create a heroic/idealized image. This image is presented with a plethora of flattery and, in some cases, worshiped. The personality cult created surrounding Chairman Mao ensured that his beliefs would preserve long after his death....   [tags: Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China]

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Mao Zedong And Its Impact On China

- After Mao Zedong’s failed Cultural Revolution, the country was in a state of disarray. Political isolation had caused the economy to falter, while citizens struggled everyday to adhere to communist ideals. Collectivization and municipalization ran the nation, meaning the government had total control over the country which left citizens without a chance of earning their own money or providing for themselves. In turn, the quality of life in China decreased and riots began to break out. Deng Xiaoping was the leader that succeeded Mao after his death in 1976, and his reforms helped turn around the country’s economic and social situation....   [tags: People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong]

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Mao Zedong And Its Effect On Women

- The woman’s role in China has drastically changed from the end of the Qing dynasty in 1911, to the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, through to modern day society. The new People’s Republic leader Mao Zedong, gradually developed his theory of continuing revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat, and this influenced his view of women and therefore the Chinese Communist Party’s policy regarding women. Throughout this essay, the effect Mao Zedong’s ideology had on women in China will be discussed further....   [tags: Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China, China]

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Comparing Mao Zedong And Joseph Stalin

- This essay will concentrate on the comparison and analysis of two communist figures: Mao Zedong, leader of the Communist Party in China, and Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union. The main focus of this paper will be to explore each figure’s world view in depth and then compare and contrast by showing their differences and similarities. Joseph Stalin was a realist dictator of the early 20th century in Russia. Before he rose to power and became the leader of Soviet Union, he joined the Bolsheviks and was part of many illegal activities that got him convicted and he was sent to Siberia (Wood, 5, 10)....   [tags: Communism, Mao Zedong, Marxism, Soviet Union]

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The Lesson That I Taught Teach The Students About Mao Zedong

- The lesson that I wrote and taught was to teach the students about Mao Zedong and how he came to power using propaganda. At the beginning of the class period Mr. Wood (my cooperating teacher) introduced the historical and general vocab to the class to promote reading. The class then class then dove into the group work where rimary sources were spread throughout the room for students in 5 different small groups to travel through together and discuss what their interoperation of the documents were and how they displayed either the state of China or what Mao Zedong’s ulterior motive behind the document was....   [tags: People's Republic of China, China, Mao Zedong]

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The Ideology of Mao Zedong

- ... Soon, Mao became an early member of the Communist Party. He believed that only the socialism system, not a capitalist system run under the Kuomintang Party can save China. The Kuomintang Party gradually gained power under the help of the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, its leader Sun Yat-sen died in March 12, 1925. The new leader of Kuomintang Party was succeeded by Chiang Kai-shek. He planed to perish all the Communist members. Then, in the autumn of 1933, Chiang Kai-Shek obtained a skilled military strategist to plot behind the scenes to demolish all members....   [tags: leader, socialist, independence, theory]

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Mao Zedong and Mohandas Gandhi

- Mohandas Gandhi and Mao Zedong were two great leaders who succeeded in many ways by their actions and decisions. Gandhi was an Indian leader and Mao a Chinese leader. However, their approach to success, peace, and ultimately, a revolution, was very different. Mao favored peace through violence, and Gandhi favored peace through non-cooperation and standing up for what is right. He also believed that these changes will be accomplished by “conscious suffering”, was the way he put it. However, despite their differences, these two leaders were similar too....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparison]

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Mao Zedong And Deng Xiaoping

- I. Introduction China endured a turbulent period throughout the 20th century as massive transformations took place, most notably, those lead by Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Mao led the foundation of communism in China, establishing the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, and established himself as the figurehead of China until his death in 1976. Mao inspired people with his unwavering idealism and revolutionary spirit. His ideas of an ideal egalitarian society shaped his policies and decisions....   [tags: Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping]

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The And Of Mao Era Feminists

- The details of this transformation are further considered by Rofel. One paragraph quotes interviews with daughters of Mao-era feminists who deliberate over how their mothers ‘sought to grapple with the effects of state policies in their lives’ but how presently their own desires centred around material effects such as home furnishings, moneymaking and sexuality. She identifies that the passions described by these women seemed to lack the need for specificity, simply the ability to desire was enough for them....   [tags: China, Han Chinese, Overseas Chinese]

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China's Ghandi: Mao Zedong

- economic failures. From 1949 until his death in 1976, Mao Zedong transformed a country in poverty and chaos into a well-organised state with an educated populous, over which he maintained total control. 2 more intro sentences. It is clear that Mao’s initial goal was to gain power in China, which is demonstrated by his determination to overthrow Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang (KMT) via his idiosyncratic version of communist revolution. In order to do so, Mao utilised methods he deemed most suitable for the communists and, more broadly, Chinese society....   [tags: Chinese Leaders]

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Mahatma Gandhi and Mao

- Gandhi and Mao Comparison Honors Essay Everyone shares different views on a variety of things. Let’s take Mohandas Gandhi and Mao Zedong, two revolutionaries who were prominent in the twentieth century. Their ideas spread through India and China respectively. The occurrences of certain events in their homelands led to their emersion as important leaders and figures of their country’s history. On April 13, 1919, a somewhat large group was peacefully voicing their disagreement with the British Rule that was taking over India....   [tags: Comparative, Revolutionaries]

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Out of Mao's Shadow

- For several decades, since the death of Mao Zedong, dissidence among the public has increased against the single-party system of Mao’s Chinese Communist Party, or CCP. The CCP, which Mao co-founded, has ruled China since 1949 with little or no opposition party. The ruling party has long crushed dissent since its founding. Three authors have looked into the dissidence. The first is Merle Goldman in her analytical essay of the intellectual class in China entitled “China’s Beleaguered Intellectuals” (2009)....   [tags: Chinese Communist Party, Politics]

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Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution

- The Cultural Revolution has not only changed the characteristics of a few characters mentioned in the Red Scarf Girl. It has changed the whole China. This book made me intimately and shockingly aware of the revolution’s greatest evil-the power of indoctrination and the degradation of the human spirit. While people had to face hunger, boredom, and the ever-present threat of imprisonment and death, people living in this period did not give up. It is clearly portrayed by the writer’s decisions to hold the family together and never lost hope....   [tags: history of communist China]

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Mao Zedong

- ABSOLUTE POWER - MAO ZEDONG A person who has absolute power is known as an autocratic. An autocratic is someone that has absolute power and control. This is when no one can speak against the dictator without being killed, having their head chopped off or being jailed. A good example of absolute power is Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong was a Chinese man who was the son of a peasant farmer. He was born in south of China on the 26th of December 1893 and died on the 9th of September 1976. In his early years Mao was a writer, he often wrote poems and books....   [tags: Dictators, Biography, Biographical]

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Mao Zedong

- More murderous than Hitler, more powerful than Stalin, in the battle of the Communist leaders Mao Zedong trumps all. Born into a comfortable peasant family, Mao would rise up to become China’s great leader. After leading the communists away from Kuomintang rule, he set out to modernize China, but the results of this audacious move were horrific. He rebounded from his failures time and again, and used his influence to eliminate his enemies and to purge China of its old ways. Mao saw a brighter future for China, but it was not within his grasp; his Cultural Revolution was not as successful as he had wanted it to be....   [tags: Biography]

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Mao Cultural Revolution

- A. Plan of Investigation In 1966, Mao mobilized the Chinese youth to initiate the “Cultural Revolution”, a violent process eliminating old Chinese culture, customs, thoughts and habits, purging “counter-revolutionary” party members, and heightening Mao’s personality cult. I will summarize evidence collected from textbooks, official documents, biographies and eyewitness reports about the events between 1959 and 1966. I will describe the failure of the Great Leap Forward, Mao’s resignation as president, his power struggle with Liu Shoaqi and Deng Xiaoping and the propagating of his personality cult....   [tags: Reasons Behind the Revolution]

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Chairman Mao and Women's Rights in China

- There is no denying that the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party under Chairman Mao Zedong changed the course of the history of China and shaped the China the world sees today. The amount of lives, cultural traditions, and differing intellectual thoughts that were lost and destroyed as he strove to meet his goals for the country can never be recovered or replaced. However, it had been asserted that one of the more positive effects of Chairman Mao on the people of China was his somewhat radical opinion of woman....   [tags: History of Women's Rights in China]

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Jonathan Mao's Understanding

- Empathy is a distinctly human trait. The ability to empathize with other individuals is vital for myriad professionals. In particular, patients seek empathy from doctors. In Understanding, Jonathan Mao presents the stories of three fictitious patients and their interactions with one doctor. Mao’s extensive use of imagery and descriptive language, along with his use of a second-person perspective, is effective in making readers empathize with each patient and assume the role of the doctor. Mao’s abundant use of imagery coupled with personification strongly appeals to readers’ emotions....   [tags: poem analysis]

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Mao's Last Dancer

- “Mao’s Last Dancer” is a book about the life of Li Cunxin. Li Cunxin was born into poverty in China under the rule of Mao Ze dung. The book was first published in 2003 and since then has won several awards including the book of the year award. Throughout the novel the composer chronologically cites the life of Li Cunxin and how he felt and where he belonged at certain points in his life. The purpose of the composer exploring the concept of belonging is to show that certain groups that people belong to differ over the course of their life....   [tags: Li Cunxin, Biography]

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Mahatma Gandhi and Mao Tse-Tung

- The early 1900s arose a series of revolutions in the southern and eastern Asian countries of India and China, that ultimately led to a significant change in governmental systems and ideas that are still valued today. Tensions between the British government and Indians caused much anger and devastation to Indian societies, such as the Amritsar Massacre which exposed the true nature of Britain’s power over India. Indians all throughout the country were infuriated by the authority Britain had gained over the years....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparison]

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Jonathan Spence´s Mao Zedong

- Mao Zedong was a very influential man in history. He forever changed the face of Chinese politics and life as a whole. His communist views and efforts to modernize China still resonate in the country today. Jonathan Spence’s book titled Mao Zedong is a biography of the great Chinese leader. Spence aims to show how Mao evolved from a poor child in a small rural village, to the leader of a communist nation. The biography is an amazing story of a person’s self determination and the predictability of human nature....   [tags: Chinese politics, communism, biography]

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Mao's Success with Domestic Policies

- Mao's Success with Domestic Policies After Mao had defeated the Nationalists he was aware of the instability of communism in china. He aimed of stabilizing china by dividing it into six main regions also called the Organic Law of 1949, each was governed by a Bureau including four major officials : Chairman, party secretary, military commander and political commissar. The last two officials were members of the PLA, which effectively left china under army control but also Mao hoped that through these actions he would be able to stabilize communist China....   [tags: Papers]

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Mao 's Communist Revolution : An Era Of Significant Change

- Mao’s 1949 Communist Revolution marked an era of significant change in China, with goals set in place to enforce social, economic and political changes, which were achieved, however in many cases only achieved to some extent, not to a full extent due to the problems or changes that ensued. Mao’s Communist Revolution of 1949 sought to increase development in agriculture and industry through efforts such as The Great Leap Forward whose consequences resulted in Mao only achieving his economic goals to some extent....   [tags: Communism, Marxism, People's Republic of China]

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Mao & Gandhi: Western Thought in an Eastern World

- For thousands of years, Asia led the world in technology and thought. Millions throughout those years followed the teachings of the Vedic religion, Buddhist thought, or Confucian philosophy. These societies solidified their power in the early centuries of anno domini and even boasted of self sufficient power as late as the fifteenth century. To the West however, grew nations with a different heritage of thought that soon infiltrated the Eastern world. Though their influence seemed minor in such a developed world, by the twentieth century political relations and western philosophy became a part of Asia’s reality....   [tags: technology, asia, qing china]

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The Differences Between Mao And The Cold War Era

- The Sino-Soviet split was akin to a bitter divorce where it had spurred on innuendos of both guilt and innocence that lay on both sides. The deteriorating relationship between the communist powerhouses, leading to their eventual separation was founded by their deeply rooted ideological differences which Mao refused to compromise on and wavering in his path towards his revolutionary agenda. Once common allies, had now gradually drifted apart as in regards to separatist ideals in the direction of international communism....   [tags: Cold War, Communism, People's Republic of China]

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The Ideals of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Mao, and Stalin

- 1. Scientific Socialism Scientific socialism is the type of socialism that Engels uses to refer to Marx’s analysis of political history. Scientific socialism exams social and economic methods’ using the scientific method and it tries to mimic the hard sciences like chemistry and physics. Scientific socialism is different from utopian socialism because it takes into consideration the historical developments of men while utopian socialism does not. According to Engels when referring to utopian socialist, “To all these, socialism is the expression of absolute truth, reason and justice, and has only to be discovered to conquer all the world by virtue of its own power....   [tags: Socialism, Types, Progression]

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Mao 's Stance Of Media Channels For Propaganda Purposes

- Mao 's attitude to art extensively outlines Communist China 's approach to utilization of media channels for propaganda purposes. Namely, the leader noted, "[t]here is in fact no such thing as art for art 's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics" (Zedong, 1942, p. 86). Therefore, art produced in Communist China was inevitably serving government goals addressing the "classes" for political means. Moreover, Mao explicitly emphasized the importance of art and culture in the wartime by saying the following: "[a]n army without culture is a dull-witted army, and dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy" (Wolf, et al., 2011, p....   [tags: World War II, Korean War, North Korea]

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Mahatma Gandhi vs. Mao

- Gandhi vs. Mao Mao and Gandhi became key leaders in each of their countries, India and China. Although they both wanted very similar things to happen to their countries, they used very different tactics. The main points in their rules where economical, political and social. And all points affected their people in many ways. First, to make each of their countries stronger economically Ghandi and Mao changed laws and broke rules. During the British rule in India there was a salt tax, which made it very hard for the people of china to buy salt, but it was illegal for them to make their own salt....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparison]

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Mao Zedong

- Mao Zedong or Mao Tse-tung Pronounced As: mou dzu-doong , 1893-1976, founder of the People's Republic of China. One of the most prominent Communist theoreticians, Mao's ideas on revolutionary struggle and guerrilla warfare were extremely influential, especially among Third World revolutionaries. Of Hunanese peasant stock, Mao was trained in Chinese classics and later received a modern education. As a young man he observed oppressive social conditions, becoming one of the original members of the Chinese Communist party....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mao Zedong

- Mao Zedong Mao Zedong is one of the most controversial leaders of the twentieth century. He has been known both as a savior and a tyrant to the Chinese people. From his tactical success of the Long March to his embarrassing failure of the Great Leap Forward, Mao has greatly influenced the result of what China is today. Most of Mao's major successes have been in the CCP's rise to power, while Mao's failures have come at a time when the CCP was in power. Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893 is Shaoshan village in Hunan....   [tags: Chinese China History]

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Mao Zedong

- Mao Zedong had a rough childhood, but eventually managed to get away from his father’s tyranny (Knigge 255). Mao was born on the day of December 26, 1893. As a little child, Mao lived in a small town called Shaoshan. There a disrespectful father constantly harassed the young Mao and the rest of his family. As soon as an occasion came along, the opportunistic Mao left home and joined the Nationalist army when in 1911 the Revolution began. In a training college located in Changsha, Mao was introduced to the philosophy of Marxism (Hoobler 140)....   [tags: Chariman of Cummunist Party in China]

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Problems Mao faced with GLF and GPR

- Problems Mao faced with GLF and GPR Qtn: What the problems did Mao face in trying to implement his policies in China. [12m] The policies meant in the question are the economic policy, Great leap Forward and the social policy, Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution. Mao undertook these policies in 1958 to 1960 and 1966 to 1976 respectively. Mao faced problems in both policies he undertook. However both policies shared two similar problems - uncareful planning and political problem. In implementing both policies, Mao realised that he now had to face the problem of his uncareful planning that resulted in further unexpected problems....   [tags: Chinese China History]

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Mao's Cultural Revolution

- Mao's Cultural Revolution Dressed in the drab military uniform that symbolized the revolutionary government of Communist China, Mao Zedong's body still looked powerful, like an giant rock in a gushing river. An enormous red flag draped his coffin, like a red sail unfurled on a Chinese junk, illustrating the dualism of traditional China and the present Communist China that typified Mao. 1 A river of people flowed past while he lay in state during the second week of September 1976. Workers, peasants, soldiers and students, united in grief; brought together by Mao, the helmsman of modern China....   [tags: Chinese China History]

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Mao vs. Deng

- Mao vs. Deng China's transition from the leadership under the iron fist of Mao Zedong to the more liberal Deng Xiao Ping gave the People's Republic a gradual increase in economic freedom while maintaining political stability. During Mao's regime, the country focused on bolstering and serving the community, while subsequently encumbering individual growth and prosperity. Deng advocated a more capitalist economic ideology, which established China as an economic force in the global community while endowing its citizens with more liberties and luxuries than previously granted....   [tags: Papers]

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Mao's Last Dancer

- Mao's Last Dancer Staggeringly vast and a land of great diversity, China, the world's most populous and third largest nation is more like a continent in itself than a country. With that huge population and a long history, China has made itself become a glorious and controversial country during one hundred years, especially from 1949 when China was finally at peace after decades of war, a China under China Communist Party (CCP) and Mao Zedong. There was actually a lot of changing in society as well as in particular people’s lives....   [tags: Dancing Dancers China Essays]

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History of China under Mao Zedong

- History of China under Mao Zedong The Great Leap Forward programme was introduced in 1958 when Mao saw that a new middle class of "experts" growing up, calling the shots in high places of society. He also wanted to increase the country's production and catalyse industrialisation. Seeing an urgent need to lead China back to "true" Communism, he announced the "Great Leap Forward". The Great Leap Forward programme is said to be an economic failure, as it did not meet its initial aims....   [tags: Papers]

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The Negative Impact Of Mao Zedong And Totalitarian State And The Failure Of Communist Ideology

- An Analysis of the Negative Impact of Mao Zedong’s Legacy in China through the Totalitarian State and the Failure of Communist Ideology This historical study will define the negative impact of Mao Zedong’s economic and cultural policies that defined the failed communist state and the rise of socialist/capitalist China. During the Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s, Mao was responsible for rapidly improving the industrial modernization of China, yet this policy resulted in poverty and famine....   [tags: Communism, People's Republic of China, Marxism]

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Abuse of Power in George Orwell's 1984 and Under the Rule of Mao Zedong

- Government systems are an essential role in maintaining a social environment, but enormous power from the elite can debilitate the majority population to a substandard way of living. Abuse of power is seen in George Orwell’s political fiction 1984 as well as in the Communist Party of China under chairman Mao Zedong. Both of these government systems use their superiority to control one’s way of living, whether it be a destiny of squalor or utter submissiveness. The main tactics shared between the Party and chairman Mao are their use of targeting children to fight for them, destruction of information that could lead society to an unwanted way of thinking, and forced unification of the populati...   [tags: government, control, nationalism]

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Analysis Of Mao Tse Tung And The War Of Economic And Military Power

- Over the course of history, the strength of China has risen and fallen. At its heights, China stood at the pinnacle of economic and military power; however, by the time of the Second Sino-Japanese war, the nation had significantly declined. At the time, China 's political structure was destabilized by the continued civil war between its Nationalists and Communists. Seeing this political weakness, Japan—the new Asian power—aimed to conquer China. With the invasion of Japanese forces, a wave of oppression and terror spread throughout the country....   [tags: Vietnam War, Guerrilla warfare, War]

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Mao Zedong's Second Five Year Plan in 1958

- Mao Zedong's Second Five Year Plan in 1958 China is a gigantic country and historians can study and trace their civilisations as far back as five thousand years ago. The Manchu emperors had ruled China since 1644. At the end of the nineteenth century and leading up to the twentieth century the emperor of China, Guangxu, was dominated by his aunt, the empress Ci xii. For forty years she ruled for her nephew. China entered the twentieth century on a wave of reactionary terror, as the loose affiliation of north-east Chinese Secret Society groups known as the "Boxers" began a protracted attempt to destroy all Chinese Christian converts, and the missionaries who preac...   [tags: Papers]

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Mao Tse-Tung

- Mao Tse-Tung Mao Tse-Tung was a revolutionary person in his era; his ideas and actions have changed the lives of billions of Chinese people. Mao's motifs were made to make the people of the People Republic of China live a life free from poverty and live in a more pleasant place. Mao used many methods to make this possible but some of them were cruel and inhumane, the consequences of his actions marked the Chinese for many generations and will continue. Mao was born December 26, 1893, into a peasant family in the village of Shaoshan, Hunan province....   [tags: Papers]

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Strategies of Mao, Stalin, Truman in the Korean War From Odd Man Out and The Korean War

- A. Analysis The two sources, “ODD MAN OUT” and “The Korean War” are valuable to answer the research question as motives and strategies of Mao, Truman and Stalin are intelligibly delivered with delicate illustrations of the Korean War. The three leaders, Mao, Truman and Stalin had their own motivations, following the implement of the different strategies, influenced the Korea War as shown in Section B. Some inconsistent evidence in Section B is because of historians’ various perspectives and differed opinions on the Korean War....   [tags: motivations, communism, china]

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The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

- Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution also known as the Cultural revolution in China is a social / political movement, that wanted to force their brand of communism on China. It was a political and social movement that was lead by Mao Zedong. In Which Mao wanted to bring back Maoist Ideology and Maoist thinking into the people of China. Mao wanted to make Maoist a dominate force and a dominate ideology in the communist party of China. The Cultural Revolution in China is a result of the great leap forward that brought Mao Zedong back into power....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution]

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How Huawei Technologies Succeed in Global Competition

- Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment and services company established in 1987 in Shenzhen, China, has drawn worldwide attention in the recent years. Although many people have not heard of it or even pronounce its name right, the fact that Huawei has become the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world cannot be overlooked. Benefiting from the Chinese economic reform led by Deng Xiaoping, Huawei gained the opportunity to develop its overseas markets; however, it was not enough for a small company like Huawei to achieve incredible success....   [tags: huawei, telecommunications, mao zedong]

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The Movie Of Live, A Man And His Family Experience

- In the film To Live, a man and his family experience the effects of historical events of their own lives while living in China from the 1940s until the late 1970s. This film is a work of fiction, but it creates a generalization about the lives of the common folk and their imaginable struggle through life that they went through during the war. The war represented an ideological split between the Communist CPS and the KMT’s brand of Nationalism. Xu Fugui is one of the main characters and his name in Chinese means “Lucky & Rich.” Describing his character at the start on having an addiction to gambling and does not take responsibility for his actions....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution]

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Cultural Revolution : Another Kind Of Witch Hunt

- Nanxi Ai Ms. Dickey English 2 2 March 2015 Cultural Revolution--Another Kind of Witch Hunt By human nature, people are greedy and selfish. Rulers around the world try to control their citizens as much as possible, even under different social settings and cultural backgrounds. In a “witch hunt,” leaders do not want unknown people taking over their power. In beginning, people just focused on searching for capitalist officers and leaders....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping]

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The Gift Of The Honeymoon

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The Temple, By Gao Xingjian

- People think that we live our lives separately from each other, never considering that part of who we are as individuals, comes from our interaction with the outside world. Grandparents, parents, friends, and even complete strangers all help to underwrite in the decisions we make, as well as help shape the life in which we live in on a daily basis. Gao Xingjian, author of “The Temple”, takes us on a passage in understanding the want for personal growth, freedom and fulfillment. Sometimes the author leaves us guessing, giving us the opportunity to deduct what was going on, based on our own knowledge....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution]

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Tradition And Modernity Within Spring Silkworms

- Tradition and Modernity within Spring Silkworms Mao Dun, author of "Spring Silkworms", was a twentieth century Chinese novelist, critic, organizer, editor, and advocate for Chinese Communism. According to David Wang, Mao Dun was one of the most versatile Chinese literati among the May Fourth generation. Mao Dun was an advocate and practitioner of European naturalism. Motivated by history and politics, Mao Dun has introduced western literary ideas to China in his novels. As a left wing writer Mao Dun focuses on the peasant's point of view and relies on his depiction of reality to evoke change....   [tags: Mao Dun]

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The Novel And Film

- LLY finally gained publicity in 1979. Before long it enjoyed a large readership across the nation, especially among students, and soon was adapted into screenplay in 1981. The adapted film based on the screenplay was released in 1983 and again received positive remarks and even awards from abroad. The uneven publication history of the novel seems nullified after all the success. However, there exist two epistemological gaps that need to be addressed in this success story, if one is to fully understand why the novel and film became popular and how its popularity could unveil the tripartite relation between the text, reader/audience, and politics....   [tags: Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong]

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The Communist China And North Korea Had Hard Life During The Continuous Revolution Period

- The people in Communist China and North Korea had hard life during the continuous revolution period. Both in Communist China and North Korea, people were forced to do something they did not like, but they did not have the right to refuse. Leaders and governments were the most powerful people in the society, people need to do whatever leader assigned without suspicion. If someone do something that disrespect their leaders, they would be punished in both mental and physical ways, and their families also might get bad influence from it....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Communism]

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China 's Transformation Is Written By Colin Mackerras

- China in Transformation is written by Colin Mackerras published in 1998. This is a printed source. This book focuses on major topics in history and it provides a narrative and critical analysis of different perspectives and interpretations. Gives accurate descriptions of how China developed. It is well organized and gives a visual and detailed events and the names of important people. It is a narrative so it gives real life examples and perspectives. It includes multiple perspectives from actual people who were in Mao’s generation, to historians, to professors and those multiple perspectives gives information a more valuable reliable sense....   [tags: Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China]

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Communism And Starvation During 20th Century China

- From the spoon of Chairman Mao: communism and starvation in twentieth century China, by Colvin Null 1. The Famines of Chairman Mao In the late 1940’s, China was devastated and bankrupt from the inner conflicts and civil war they were having in their country. The people of China were desperate for a new system of government because their current government was not getting the job done, but little did China know what they were about to have to go through with a communist style government. The Chinese people hope the new government would bring peace and prosperity to the country....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Communism]

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The Great Leap Forward

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The Criticism Of Deng 's Administration

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- The twentieth century in China was one of the more turbulent times in the nation’s history with large amounts of Economic, Social and Political change from 1900-2000 some of the largest changes to the traditional imperialistic china came about with the foundation of the People’s Republic of China and the introduction of Communism through Chinese Communist Party’s ascension to power and the beginning of the Maoist Era and multiple other turning points. Major points of change in this period include The May 4th Movement of 1919 and the 3rd Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, A turning point can be identified as a time at which a decisive change in a si...   [tags: People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong]

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History Of Modern China And Chinese Youth

- When upon hearing the title for Historian as a Detective as for my history class, I knew that this was not going to be one of your ordinary history class. In which in order to pass a history class all you had to do was memorize dates, people and events. No, I knew that history was more than just that. Being a historian is like being a detective. Just like a detective, a historian has to look over the facts or events in a specific time, come up with his/her own claim, and have substantial evidence to back up his/her arguments....   [tags: Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China]

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Chinese Traditional Culture Was Severely Opposed During The Maoist Era

- . Chinese traditional culture was severely opposed during the Maoist era. Since those traditional culture were regarded as feudal and superstitious while under the Maxist socialist culture was advanced. During the land reform (1949-1952) and the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) considerable number of ancient and antiques materials were either destroyed or under social material reconstruction. Numerous ancient buildings were selected to be preserved in line with Mao’s argument, making the past serve the present....   [tags: People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong]

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A Historical And Historical Events Of Tiananmen Square

- June 5, 1989, a young man stands in front of a line of tanks, with thousands of protestors behind him in the midst of what is known as the Tiananmen Square; symbolizing one of many uprisings against repression and civil unrest in China. Since the construction of Tiananmen Square in 1651, it has been the focal point of protests and historical events. The significance of this large city structure which is located in Beijing, China, has both a historical and political importance. Historical for its national museums, mausoleums, monuments, and the Forbidden City which is to the north and dates back to the 1420’s during the Ming Dynasty....   [tags: Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China]

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The Barefoot Lawyer By Chen Guangcheng

- The book The Barefoot Lawyer by Chen Guangcheng (2015) is an astounding primary view into the harsh realities of China’s problems with corruption. As a disabled blind man from a poor rural family, Chen was forced to endure social limitations as well as physical limitations. One example would be his forced attendance to a school for disabled children rather than a normal school (Chen, 2015). Chen Guangcheng’s argument, from the started development of his illness when caused his blindness until his departure from China, seems like a power struggle for his civil liberties and rights, as well as others families’ rights, against China and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)....   [tags: People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong]

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Deng Xiaoping : A Powerful Leader Of The People 's Republic Of China

- In the minds of Chinese people, Deng Xiaoping is considered as one of the most powerful leader of the People’s Republic of China from late 1970’s until he died in 1997. His noteworthy efforts to bring back China’s prosperity following the consequences of the Cultural Revolution resulted in the country’s economic, cultural and social expansion. The outcome of his passion and belief in the potential of China is still noticeable today. Deng Xiaoping was born in 1904 in Paifang, Guang’an country in Sichuan....   [tags: People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong]

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The Impact of China’s One Child Policy

- China’s One Child Policy is still a current issue today. Before the policy was created, Mao Tse Dong, was China’s communist leader, who believed in planned births. He wanted the country to go by the slogan “later, longer, fewer.” This encouraged families to have fewer children, to space the births out longer, and to have them at a later age in life (Nadia 295). He believed that once people’s education increased so would the practice of birth control. This would help lower fertility rate and could bring some people out of poverty....   [tags: population control, Mao Tse Dong]

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`` If Literature Truly A Mysterious Power?

- “If literature truly possesses a mysterious power, I think perhaps it is precisely this: that one can read a book by a writer of a different time, a different language, and a different culture and there encounter a sensation that is one’s very own” (Hua 61). This quote said by Yu Hua speaks volumes about his feelings for reading and writing. There were many times in the novel that he suddenly remembered a feeling by writing it. There were also times when the reader experienced an emotion that was completely his or her own by reading the words he put on paper....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution, Literature]

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