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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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Cultural Revolution : The Chinese History

- Cultural Revolution In the Chinese history there is an important date that many remember. That is the Cultural Revolution that started in 1966 (Chan 103). This Cultural Revolution wasn’t a war by any means, but a competition between the different factions of the communist party for power. The Cultural Revolution was also a very important event in the history of the Chen Village. We saw through the different chapters of Chen Village just how it affected the different people that were living there during the eleven year span that it lasted (Chan 103)....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping]

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The Cultural Revolution And Its Impact On China

- The Cultural Revolution was a revolution that had happened between 1966 and 1976 and had a great impact on China. The Cultural Revolution used to be known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution but was changed after many years. The main goal of this Revolution was to preserve true communist mainly in China by purging remnants of capitalist and traditional elements from Chinese society. It was also used to re-impose Maoist which was thought as the dominant ideology within the Party. The Cultural Revolution was basically a sociopolitical movement....   [tags: Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong]

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The Revolution During The First Phase Of Cultural Revolution

- Many regard the young and naive students from high schools and universities as the main revolutionaries during the first phase of Cultural Revolution. Yet, Mao expected this revolution could mobilize a much broader range of people, including the workers and peasants – the proletariat classes in China. Though the government initially discouraged workers from participating in the Cultural Revolution (Macfarquhar and Schoenhals, 141) and asked them to pay attention to the production. Since the revolution became fiercer and urban students could not always carry out the revolution in the remote areas, then the workers started to take part in....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Cultural Revolution]

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Chinese Cultural Revolution : A Movement That Took Place

- “Red Guards,” composed of the most active, the bravest and the firmest of the revolutionary students, packed the reviewing stands on both flanks of the Tienanmen gate and were scattered all about the square. Many of them were clad in khaki, with belts around the waist and red arm bands. These revolutionary students said that they were "Red Guards" for the defense of the Party Central Committee, Chairman Mao and Mao Zedong’s thought.[ Xinhua News Agency Release, August 19, 1966.] Introduction Chinese Cultural Revolution was a movement that took place from 1966 to 1976....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping]

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Ji Li 's Life After The Cultural Revolution

- The Red Scarf Girl take place during the Cultural Revolution, Ji-li and her family got caught in the savage change in china of the year 1966. Ji-li went through many hard struggles, as in losing and gaining friends, tough times with family, and because of her family, Ji-li was not allowed to do a lot of actives she wanted to do for examples; being a Red Successor and then a Red Guard. The reason there was a Cultural Revolution was because of Chairman Mao Ze-dong. The citizens trusted Mao with all of their hearts....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution, Jiang Qing]

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China's Cultural Revolution

- Temples, restaurants, and all signs of old values were ransacked by the Red Guard youths. The Cultural revolution put middle school and high school students in charge of the nation and like a version of Lord of the Flies the nation fell into anarchy and paralysis The Cultural Revolution also lead to changes within the structure of the communist party. Before the Cultural Revolution Liu Shaoqi was Mao Zedong's designated successor, but during the early stages of the Cultural Revolution Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping and many others who Mao deemed as being rightists were removed from the party....   [tags: Cultural Revolution Essays]

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The Republic Of Chin The Great Leap Forward, The Cultural Revolution, And Deng Xiaoping

- All through the vast majority of its history China has been a standout amongst the most exceptional countries on the planet, yet by the center of the 20th century it had been cut up by remote regal hobbies, for example, Great Britain, Germany, the United States and Japan. While the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and Deng Xiaoping 's changes boosted china into getting to be more industrialized and worked throughout the beginning of history, the significant farming and hunger problem, challenges that prompted military slaughter of thousands along with the major problems in the economy, and the lowering in rank, dignity, and value to their ruler demonstrate that they made trouble...   [tags: Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution]

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China's Catastrophic Cultural Revolution

- Impeccably true to its definition, the Chinese characters for “revolution” literally mean “elimination of life”, proved by China’s catastrophic cultural revolution. Communist leader Mao Zedong sought to eliminate the past and push for a resurrection only to land China miserably behind. By wiping away years of scientific and literary advancements, China renounced its grandiose history and way of life. In 1966, Communist leader Mao Zedong initiated the Cultural Revolution in China intended to reaffirm his domination over the Chinese government, drastically affecting the lives of nearly everyone in China....   [tags: Chinese Revolution, Chinese History, Mao Zedong]

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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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Sex in the Chinese Cultural Revolution

- A. Plan of Investigation The purpose of this study is to answer the question: To what extent did Chinese leaders display their power through the controlling of sex in the Chinese Cultural Revolution. This can give historians a better understanding of the extent to which the Chinese leaders controlled every aspect of the Chinese people's life. This is a fairly new subject because, as I will discuss later in the project, sex was silenced in the Cultural Revolution. (words:137) | B. Summary of Evidence The Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was a time of great social change for the nation of China....   [tags: Chinese History]

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Life Outcomes of The Cultural Revolution

- “How did the disruption of the educational system during the Cultural Revolution affect the life outcomes of people who were getting their educations in the period 1966-75?” By using this as a topic to question, I will be reviewing the impact of the lack of education had on people as they got older and began looking for jobs in China. Although it may seem clear to many on why missing an education would make it harder for one to obtain a job, I still think it needs to be looked into as why this education was stopped, and following with the affects it had on people....   [tags: Chinese history, education]

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The Beat Generation: A Cultural Revolution

- The Beat Generation: A Cultural Revolution In the 1950's, society's prudish view on art was drastically altered. If not for this era, art (literature, music, and fashion) would not be as exceptional as it is today. Prior to the beat generation, the conformists of America censored everything; freedom of expression was unheard of. The Beat Generation, blooming in the 1950's, inspired a group of people whose unparalleled creativity shaped the worlds definition of art today. It sparked an interest in people and encouraged uniqueness and the idea of being open to new experiences....   [tags: beat poetry, drugs, inmorality]

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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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Cultural Revolution

- A Cultural Revolution swept through the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. This revolution brought about change and affected nearly everyone—whether they supported the Cultural Revolution or opposed it. This time period in United States history consisted of radical movements and vicissitudes as cultural revolutionaries struggled for equality of all people of both genders and all races. When people think of this period, the civil rights movement and the fight for desegregation in America comes to mind....   [tags: Legal Discrimination, Equal Opportunities]

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The Criticism of the Cultural Revolution and the Maoist Regime

- Dai Sijie was sent to a re-education camp in Rural Sichuan from 1971 to 1974 because he was born into an educated family. Due to this experience, Sijie wrote Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress which tells the story of two boys undergoing re-education during the Cultural Revolution. The creation of Scar Literature began following the end of the Cultural Revolution and the death of Mao Zedong.(“Post-Mao Years”) “Scar Literature was intended to be cathartic…[and] contained depressing or horrific accounts of life during the Cultural Revolution…[and] each personal story effectively constitutes a criticism of their policies” (“Scar Literature”)....   [tags: Dai Sijie, chinese seamstress, Scar]

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The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China

- The “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” or the “Cultural Revolution” had been a failed attempt at making China a stronger country. This revolution had destroyed China’s rich history. The period from 1966 to 1969 had been terrifying years in which the Red Guards used violence to purge China of any anti- communist sources. Mao Zedong had led the violence and turmoil in China after his failed attempt at the Great Leap Forward. He relied on China’s youth to change the traditional customs and ideas....   [tags: rich history, government leader, Mao]

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The era of Communist China and the Cultural Revolution

- The era of Communist China and the Cultural Revolution (1949-1976) marked a significant period in the history of China. Ongoing conflict between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Nationalist Party, Kuomintang (KMT), led to the Chinese Civil War (1945-1949). In 1949, the CPC, who allied closely with the Soviet Union, defeated the Nationalist Party and took control of mainland China. CPC’s leader Mao Zedong established the People’s Republic of China which is also commonly known today as Communist China (“History of China”)....   [tags: chinese cinema, communist party]

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The Cultural Revolution That Took Place in China

- Overview In the last few years China is quickly becoming the country that has stolen all of the jobs from the United States. Maybe there is something to be gained from looking at how the Chinese people do things and what they view as important. The Cultural Revolution that took place in China greatly changed how the Chinese do things. Starting in 1966 this revolution ended how “Old China” viewed and did things. Mao Zedong had a different plan for China, one that desired to take away the freedoms that Chinese had experienced in the years before (Nakate 1)....   [tags: communist system, history]

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The Cultural Revolution

- Mao Ze Dong started the Great Cultural Revolution in 1966, in what appeared to be a massive cleansing policy to ensure the final victory of Mao and his supporters over the rest of the Chinese Communist party. Mao Zedong officially launched the Cultural Revolution at Eleventh Plenum of the Eighth Central Committee. Over the next decade, literally millions of people were destroyed, imprisoned and blamed for previously hidden 'bourgeois tendencies' while tens of thousands were executed. Mao Zedong also attempted to change the beliefs and old ways of the Chinese people by changing the education in schools....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Impact of The Cultural Revolution on China from 1965-1968

- The Cultural Revolution had a massive impact on China from 1965 to 1968. The Cultural Revolution is the name given to Mao’s attempt to reassert his beliefs in China. Mao had not been a very self-motivated leader from the late 1950’s on, and feared others in the party might be taking on a leading role that weakened his power within the party and the country. Basically, the Cultural Revolution was a failed attempt by Mao to re-impose his authority on the party and therefore, the country as well. Not only did the Cultural Revolution have a massive impact on China, but many other countries as well....   [tags: Chinese History]

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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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Chaotic Period During the Cultural Revolution in China

- Introduction The period of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was a period in which every level of society was subjected to great sufferings. Although the loss of life was greater during the Great Leap Forward and the second Sino-Japanese war, suffering is not only measured in loss of life. Great pieces of cultural heritage was destroyed, official institutions seized functioning and everyone was in danger of being accused of counter-revolutionary (so called black) activities or tendencies. This might seem as the very definition of a society in a chaotic state, but it is interesting to discuss what is actually understood as chaos....   [tags: china, world history, asia]

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Cultural Revolution Of The 1920s

- The 1920's were times of cultural revolution. The times were changing in many different ways. Whenever the times change, there is a clash between the "old" and the "new" generations. The 1920's were no exception. In Dayton, Tennessee, 1925, a high school biology teacher was arrested. He was arrested because he taught the theory of evolution. The teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of having violated the Butler Act. This was a Tennessee law that forbade the teaching of the theory of evolution in public schools....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Social And Cultural Revolution During The 1960 ' S

- The 1960’s was a time of social and cultural revolution during which people questioned the effectiveness of psychiatry. Critics of psychiatry and followers of the anti-psychiatry movement debated the role that diagnosis played in patient 's’ lives, whether mental illness existed at all, and the efficacy of mental health practitioners. Peer assessments of the “Rosenhan Experiment” reflect disagreement within the field as discrepancies and flaws were found. Robert L. Spitzer argued in his 1975 critique of “On Being Sane” that the experiment gave an incorrect impression about a psychologist’s role in determining sanity....   [tags: Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Mental disorder]

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The Cultural Revolution in E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime

- Response to E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime At the early 20th century before the World War I, American society was undergoing a cultural revolution. People were constantly looking for their identity and the meaning of life in these changes. Mingling the historical reality with fiction, Doctorow’s Ragtime perfectly grasps the struggles of Americans with different social classes. People in the novel either welcome the changes and complete the transformation or hang on to the old social norms and become deserted by society....   [tags: mother, sexuality, Jewish]

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The People 's Republic : The Cultural Revolution And Cultural Fever Of The 1980 ' S

- Nobody went unaffected by this movement millions of Chinese citizens were alienated that were attributed with old capitalistic traditions, and aggressively united those who strictly adhered to the communist party’s policies for achieving a solidified country of socialists. Growing up in the People’s Republic is a detailed account of two individual women’s generational struggle during the controversial periods of The Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and the Cultural Fever of the 1980’s....   [tags: Communism, People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong]

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The Chinese Cultural Revolution

- The Chinese Cultural Revolution The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, beginning as a campaign targeted at removing Chairman Mao Zedong's political opponents, was a time when practically every aspect of Chinese society was in pandemonium. From 1966 through 1969, Mao encouraged revolutionary committees, including the red guards, to take power from the Chinese Communist party authorities of the state. The Red Guards, the majority being young adults, rose up against their teachers, parents, and neighbors....   [tags: China History Chinese Red Guards Essays]

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cultural revolution

- The Cultural Revolution was the greatest educational incident chronicled in the last hundred years and it took place from 1966 to 1976. Mao Zedong was the leader of the Cultural Revolution and he wanted to bring about the Cultural Revolution by setting goals to form a more affective bureaucracy. The Cultural Revolution was a time when Red Guards fought against a democratic society and the guards attacked an aspect called the "4 olds." The "4 olds" were old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Educating Women During the Cultural Revolution

- Educating Women During the Cultural Revolution Through the reading of background historical information and the novel of the same time period, one can see that literature is the reflection of the time period about which it was written. Historical data and fictitious characters are woven together to produce a realistic result. During the Cultural Revolution, the traditional attitude about educating woman changed as shown through Chinese history and as written by Bette Boa Lord in Spring Moon. Pre-cultural revolution, women were not allowed to be educated....   [tags: Papers]

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The Harlem Renaissance: A Black Cultural Revolution

- The Harlem Renaissance- A Black Cultural Revolution James Weldon Johnson once said that "Harlem is indeed the great Mecca for the sight-seer; the pleasure seeker, the curious, the adventurous, the enterprising, the ambitious and the talented of the whole Negro world."("Harlem Renaissance") When one thinks of the Harlem Renaissance, one thinks of the great explosion of creativity bursting from the talented minds of African-Americans in the 1920s. Although principally thought of as an African-American literary movement, the Harlem Renaissance's influence extended through every form of culture: art, dance, music, theatre, literature, history, and politics....   [tags: American History]

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To What Extent Did the Red Guards Control the Cultural Revolution

- To what extent did the Red Guards control the Cultural Revolution.   Section A The Cultural Revolution in China started in 1966 and ended on Mao Zedong’s death in 1976, on September 9th. While headed by Mao Zedong (sometimes spelled Tse-Tung), otherwise known as Chairman Mao, the Cultural Revolution contained a powerful group who called themselves the Red Guard, student activists who killed, pillaged, and destroyed “Old Fours” for Zedong. One could argue they were the drive of the Revolution. However, the Red Guards were not the Cultural Revolution, though, neither was Mao Zedong....   [tags: modern Chinese history, communism]

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Struggles of the Cultural Revolution in Bei Dao's "Notes from the City of the Sun"

- Struggles of the Cultural Revolution Revealed in Bei Dao’s “Notes from the City of the Sun” In his poem, “Notes from the City of the Sun”, Bei Dao utilizes obscure imagery consistent with the Misty Poets and veiled political references to illustrate the struggles in Chinese society during the Cultural Revolution. The poem is sectioned into fourteen short stanzas containing imagery that are symbolic of the cultural hegemony in China under the rule of Mao Zedong. Bei Dao, born Zhao Zhen-kai, is an anti-revolutionary poet and one of the founders of a group known as the Misty Poets....   [tags: Chinese poetry]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' Red Scarf Girl '

- Destruction from Within In the novel “Red Scarf Girl” by Ji Li Jiang, the theory of Marxism is at play as Ji Li strives to help the reader understand the impact that the Cultural Revolution in China had on her family and on her country. By using the struggle between the social classes, Ji Li helps the reader gain a greater understanding of the negative impact that a corrupt government can have and often times does have on the lives of its people. As the reader moves throughout the novel, it makes sense why, by the end of the book, Ji Li Jiang would call China her country but America her home, for she came to understand just how much she appreciates freedom....   [tags: Marxism, Communism, Cultural Revolution]

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Analysis Of The Book ' King Of Tree '

- Ah Cheng’s book, King of Tree, gives reader a firsthand experience at the Chinese Cultural Revolutions in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. The most interesting thing about the book is it gives the reader the point view of Cheng, but barely mention about the cultural revolutions directly in the book. This means he left reader to interpret his writing for themselves and draw any conclusion they want. Narrator was critical and as the same time forgiving for this period. Narrator is critical about his life style during Cultural Revolution and he is critical why he is teaching school when he is not qualified to be a teacher....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Cultural Revolution]

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Movie Analysis On The Movie ' The Night '

- The movie “To Live” is a film about a family’s experience during hard and challenging time under Mao’s rule. Released in 1994, the movie was directed by Zhang Yimou and his sixth collaboration with Gong Li, “To Live” gives its viewers a journey towards this very revolutionary stage for the whole Chinese people. This movie transcends four decades of China’s history, which includes the Chinese Civil War, Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. “To Live” gives another perspective about this particular stage of China’s history....   [tags: Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping]

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Reasons and Results of Rebellion: The King of Trees

- Between 1966 and 1976, the Cultural Revolution swept across China, as Mao Zedong called for the removal of western ideology, and the spread of communism. Though communism promised equality for all, it often brought death, destruction, and pointless labor. Ah Cheng, who lived through the Cultural Revolution and later wrote The King of Trees (three novellas, including The King of Trees and The King of Children), reveals his view on communism and Chinese policy through characterization and tone. Knotty in The King of Trees, and Beanpole in The King of Children, rebel against the new communist society and government, causing personal upheaval, as they attempt to stand up for their own beliefs....   [tags: china, cultural revolution, communism]

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Cultural Revolution

- There are many different cultures in Southwest Florida that one becomes immediately aware of as they enter the area. They include Native-American, African-American, Protestant, European, “Cracker”, Hispanic-Latino, and Cuban. Because there are so many variations of these cultures choosing just three was difficult, but for my project I will be focusing on our African-American, Hispanic-Latino, and “Cracker” populations. During this project I will address the many and varied differences between these cultures on many different levels including personal or family differences, social differences and educational differences....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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 Gift Of The Honeymoon

- The Gift of the Honeymoon. People think that we live our lives separately from each other, never thinking that part, of who we are as individuals, comes from our close personal relationships. Grandparents, parents, friends, and even complete strangers all help to contribute in the decisions we make, as well as help shape the reality in which we live in on a daily basis. Gao Xingjian, author of “The Temple”, takes us on a journey in understanding the desire for personal growth, freedom and fulfillment....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution]

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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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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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History of Korean Buddhism

- Buddhism had its beginnings in one of the world’s earliest civilizations, the Indus valley culture known as the Harappan. This area would later become India. Outsiders known as the Indo Aryans, who had migrated from the Russian steppes, would later assimilate the indigenous peoples there. (Reat, 1994:3) These nomadic pastoralists brought with them sacred texts known as the Vedas. Each Veda contained a section called the Upanishad. While the rest of the Vedas contained poems and hymns or practical instructions for rituals and sacrifices, the Upanishads focused more on meditation....   [tags: induism, harappan, cultural revolution]

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Political Messages in The King of Trees

- Throughout the course of his lifetime, Ah Cheng experienced major political and historical events that strongly influenced his literature. The Cultural Revolution and rule of Mao Zedong was widespread throughout China starting in the 1960s, and devastated millions of families. Cheng took a different approach to much of the literature ("scar literature") that emerged from the revolution, and instead of focusing on the detrimental effects, chose to use his literature as a way to point out the flaws of the revolution....   [tags: Cultural Revolution, China, Ah Cheng]

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The Stanford Method of the Execution of Mayor Yin

- The story “The Execution of Mayor Yin” takes a perilous look at the dark side of the events that happened during the Cultural Revolution. Chairman Mao’s Red Guards were tasked with a cultural cleansing that left many people more confused at the roles they played in society than it reinforced the social class structure. The story tells of a young member of the Red Guard and the personal conflict he suffered during the cleansing of Hsingan, which lay to rest his uncle and possibly even a good friend....   [tags: cultural, revolution, social, stucture, evil]

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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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To Live: A Comparison of Themes and Symbolism in Zhang and Hua

- Introduction China’s Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution (GPCR) is a well-documented period in world history, but the most profound records are found vivified in the literature and films later into the 20th century, respectively. One of the most profound novels is “To Live”, authored by Yu Hua, which as a fictional narrative offers both a unique and realistic sense of the time period at the individual level. However, the provocative film adaptation directed by Zhang Yimou in 1994 was formidable enough that it was banned in Mainland China....   [tags: Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution, History]

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Asian History: Who is Hu Jintao?

- ... This one connection paved the way for numerous opportunities to climb the political party tree and also gain recognition from such accomplishments. Song Ping was a major influence of Hu, who taught him valuable political skills and provided him with training to equip him for future positions. Just as the Cultural Revolution had begun in 1964, Hu followed in the steps of his mentor Song Ping and joined the CCP. For the next ten years, Jintao would do simple construction work until being fully invested in 1974, when he became the Secretary of the Construction Department of Gansu....   [tags: china, song ping, cultural revolution]

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The Young Economist Students´ Meet (YESM)

- Well it has been a long journey, 6 years and on, and with each new year new glories being reached, new laurels being acquired. Oh Yes. I am talking about our very own, the department’s very own, Young Economist Students’ Meet (YESM). The 6th year since its inception and this is where we stand today. Boy O’ Boy. The brainchild of the department is coming of age. And if you are thinking that I will be giving you complex and rhetorical economic theories on industrialization and other-so-very-important-theories, you might have just jumped the gun....   [tags: cultural, reviewm revolution]

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The Most Influential Group Should Be Children From The Educated Families

- The most influential group should be children from the educated families, who had faced discrimination from the society, when they wanted to join in the political activities, conferences, or classes, such as Political Criticizing Campaigns, and the search raids. Sometimes, children from educated or relatively wealthy families started to hate their parents because of their backgrounds, and teenagers began wanting to go to villages out of their own willingness. At the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, some teenagers joined the Red Guards, but the Red Guards had separated into three levels: the first level was for the children from the senior cadre families, called Maoism Red Guards, becaus...   [tags: Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong]

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Deng Xiaoping, A Chinese Revolutionary And Statesman

- Biography of Deng Xiaoping Deng Xiaoping, a Chinese revolutionary and statesman, greatly contributed to the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s modern development, and led China to a new era under his leading of the reform and opening-up policy. In his political career, Deng Xiaoping transformed from focusing on class struggle to focusing on economic development, and from a faithful follower of Mao Zedong to a reformer who tend to develop reform and innovation, while remained consistent ways on opposing bureaucracy, sectarianism and subjectivism, and emphasizing on practice and ideological and political education....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Cultural Revolution]

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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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The Cult Of Personality Of Joseph Stalin

- After the Cult of Personality of Joseph Stalin was shattered in 1956, the Chinese Communist Party had to create a new way of achieving Marxism. It explored collective communist leadership for several years, but soon created a personality cult of its own, the cult of Chairman Mao. Mao Zedong Thought, which was seen as a quicker way to Marxism, became elevated throughout China, and subsequently so did Mao 's image. However, cults of personality existed in modern China before Mao, beginning with Sun Yat-sen during the republican era....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping]

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The Modernization Of The Soviet Union

- When Japan withdrew their forces from China, the Communists no longer had to work alongside the nationalists in protection of China’s sovereignty. They were soon able to force Jiang and the GMD into exile, partially because of the promises of improvement that they made to China’s impoverished masses. As Mao Zedong stepped into power, he put forward a five year plan to improve the lives of impoverished city-dwellers. In the cities, Mao initially planned to develop “powerful bureaucracies to control industrialization through comprehensive central planning,” and much like the Soviet Union he called “for concentration of investment in heavy industry, such as steel production, rather than in the...   [tags: Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong]

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The Revolutionary Red Guards Mass Nationwide Travel

- 16. Hundreds High Hats Paraded The Cultural Revolution was blazing everywhere in the vast land of China, also burned the ancient city 's streets and back lanes. The millennium city was experiencing a hitherto unknown "revolutionary baptism". To carry the revolution through to the end, our middle school red guards joined “the Revolutionary Red Guards mass nationwide travel" too. Many students went to Beijing, Wuhan, Zhongqi, but, a few matched to chairman Mao 's home town - Shao Shan(韶山)…… different cities and places....   [tags: Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong]

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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 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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China 's Modernization And National Development

- Chinese youth in the PRC, both in reality and artistic representation, are significant to the project of national construction. This phenomenon has become less prominent since the 1990s. Indeed, youth in China today is said to be material-oriented, individualistic, and less fervent about politics. Those in the modern revolutionary era, i.e. prior to the death of Mao in 1976, on the contrary, were eager to devote themselves to the nation. This is embodied by numerous heroes and heroines of Chinese novels and films both before and after 1949....   [tags: Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution]

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Romanticism as a Reaction to the Enlightenment

- Romanticism as a Reaction to the Enlightenment The epoch known as the Age of Reason, or the Enlightenment, was a secular intellectual movement that looked to reason as an explanation of the world. The Enlightenment began in 1687 with the publishing of Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia and ended in 1789 with the French Revolution (Fiero 134). The epoch of Romanticism was a reaction to the rationalism of the Enlightenment. The movement of Romanticism began in 1760 and ended in 1871. Romanticism as a movement was a reaction to the Enlightenment as a cultural movement, an aesthetic style, and an attitude of mind (210)....   [tags: french revolution, cultural movement]

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Globalization: The Expansion of Large Empires

- Globalization is best defined as the global interaction of distant people influenced by cultural exchange. Globalization can be traced back to the early 500’s and is still dominant in today’s society. Early civilizations were never isolated from their neighbors, leaving a door open for cross-cultural exchanges. Through empire expansion, trade, revolutions, ideologies, and technology, globalization has played a major role in history and also in shaping the world today, making it one of history’s most significant phenomena....   [tags: cultural exchange, revolution, trade, economy]

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The United States Of America And The People 's Republic Of China

- The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China are two very different countries in how they perceive the liberal rights and needs of their citizens in sanctioning their practice. The U.S. view democracy and human rights as the defining element of social and human development; whereas China and it’s leaders views on such subjects could be interpreted as privileges that are to be negotiated based on the best interest of the nation (Li, 2012). Certainly the most renowned and influential account of democracy is one that is practiced in America....   [tags: Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution]

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Cultural Awareness Of Cuba.

- Cultural Awareness of Cuba SGT Harrell, Nicholas ADA ALC 002-16   Cultural Awareness of Cuba Cuba once stood as a world leading trade post, Latin American military power house and global threat with the assistance of its allies. With its continuously declining economy, lingering violent and complicated history, it slowly became a powerless cordoned off part of the world. The communist government controls nearly all means of production only allowing its people to make an average salary of twenty two dollars per month....   [tags: Cuba, Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Cuban Revolution]

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The French Revolution Was A Single Feeling

- The French Revolution was based a single feeling. This feeling was injustice and the commoners were sick of being persecuted by the higher monarchies. They stood up to the “big guys” and fought for what they believed in and ended up changing History. Throughout all periods of History, there have been many revolutions. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a revolution is a sudden, extreme, or complete change in the way people lived or worked. There are many different reasons why a revolution might happen....   [tags: French Revolution, Estates of the realm]

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The American Revolution Was Truly Revolutionary

- Many revolutions have taken place throughout history, ranging from the unremarkable to the truly memorable, such as the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution and the American Revolution. Through an examination of the social, cultural, economic and political causes of the American Revolution, an exploration of key arguments both for and against the American Revolution, and an analysis of the social, cultural, economic and political changes brought about by the American Revolution it can be demonstrated unequivocally that the American Revolution was indeed truly revolutionary....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]

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American Revolution As A Civil War

- When it comes to the topic of American Revolution, most will agree that there is different emotions about it, depending on who the person may be. Some Think of The American Revolution as a civil war due to the British Colonist Fighting against the British army. Some say that it was bound to happen, that the British were not going to be able to hold on to the colonies for a long period of time. To some it is even thought to be a good thing so that the British could reorganize their imperial strategies....   [tags: American Revolution, British Empire]

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The Industrial Revolution

- The Industrial Revolution was one of the most important turning points in global history and it is also one of the main topics discussed in chapter 3 of the textbook, Mass media. It is in this revolutionary era where series of extraordinary innovations altered the ways in which people lived and continued to live for the next 150 years. There were two stages of the industrial revolution, each occurred in different time periods. The first industrial revolution occurred in Britain during the 1830s with the developments of textiles, iron and steam....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Steam engine, Factory]

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Blacks in the American Revolution

- The American Revolution resonated with all classes of society, as it stood to divide a nation’s loyalties and recreate the existing fabric of society. During the 1770s to mid 1780s, no group living in the British American colonies was left unaffected. For blacks enslaved in America, the war presented the fleeting possibility of freedom in a nation that was still dependent on an economic structure of oppression and bondage. For those blacks that were free, they chose their alliances wisely in hopes of gaining economic opportunities and improving their status in the American colonies....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]

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Life During the Industrial Revolution

- Prior to the industrial revolution people rarely experienced change. It was an extremely different place than it is now. During the industrial revolution there was a radical change in the socioeconomic and cultural conditions. People in majority were farmers since they didn’t have any technology everybody had to grow their own food. They were interdependent in maintaining all their necessities, mainly in their local communities because of the difficulty in distant transportation because they had no motorized vehicles....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, history, ]

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Agent Of Change : The Industrial Revolution

- Agent of Change: The Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution was one of the most important turning points in global history and it is also one of the main topic discussed in chapter 3 of the textbook, Mass media. It is in this revolutionary era where series of extraordinary innovations altered the ways in which people lived and continued to live for the next 150 years. There were two stages of industrial revolution, each occurred in different time periods. The first industrial revolution occurred in Britain during the 1830s with the developments of textiles, iron and steam....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Steam engine, Factory]

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Political Factors Of The French Revolution

- Political factors, whilst somewhat significant in contributing to the causes of the French Revolution, cultural, social as well as economic factors were equally if not more crucial in causing the French Revolution. Whilst political factors highlighted the weaknesses of the French Monarch system and ultimately led to the establishment of the First Republic in France, it was only partially responsible for the overthrow of the monarchy. Conversely, cultural and social factors led to significant events such as the Storming of the Bastille, March upon Versailles, Flight to Varennes as well as the Reign of Terror....   [tags: French Revolution, Louis XVI of France]

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King Louis Xvi : The Revolution

- King Louis XVI decision to leave Paris in 1791 had a significant effect for the course of the revolution and in the accumulating terror that was growing across the country side of France. To be fair though, there are possibilities that the course of the revolution combined with the accumulating terror prior to the Kings decision that is well known as The Flight To Varennes that could have already determined his fate before being killed by the guillotine. When I talk about the accumulating terror and course of the revolution it affected more than just the city of Paris it affected the entire country side of France....   [tags: French Revolution, Louis XVI of France]

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King Louis Xvi : The Revolution

- . King Louis XVI decision to leave Paris in 1791 had a significant effect for the course of the revolution and in the accumulating terror that was growing across the countryside of France. To be fair, there are possibilities that the course of the revolution combined with the accumulating terror prior to the Kings decision that is well known as The Flight To Varennes that could have already determined his fate before being killed by the guillotine. When discussing the accumulating terror and course of the revolution it affected more than just the city of Paris, it affected the entire countryside of France....   [tags: French Revolution, Louis XVI of France]

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The Russian Revolution Of The 20th Century

- At the beginning of the 20th century the Russian Empire had experienced enormous changes. After the October Revolution of 1917-23 it became the first socialist state in the world, taking up around twenty percent of the land area. With arrival of new authorities the policies implemented the country and as a result of began the progress of rapid and widespread industrializations – building factories, laying railways, digging channels, and installing electrification across the whole country. At the same time these changes drastically affected the cultural sphere....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, October Revolution]

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How the American Revolution Changed the World

- The American Revolution was the first conflict in history fought in the name of universal philosophy of law, constitutional rights, and self-government. Ketchum states, “It was the event that gave birth to our nation, bequeathed a common purpose to the most varied of peoples, and ignited a beacon of hope that inspires the oppressed to this day.” I believe the Revolutionary war was the most significant event in our nation’s history, stabilizing the United States for democracy. The outcome was the development of the Article of Confederation, The Constitution and recognition from Great Britain of the United States as an independent nation under the treaty of Paris....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]

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The French Revolution And The American Revolution

- A revolution is a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. In 1775, America was ready for dramatic change, freedom, and a disconnection with Great Britain. Taxes, trade regulations, and overarchingly, power, made all colonists, aside from the loyalists, more than ready to detach from Great Britain 's rule. The American Revolution portrays many similarities and qualities of the French revolution, due to the inspiration of one to another. The similarities and qualities lie within their down spiraling economies, selfish, money wealth-thirsty leaders, ideologies, and provocation....   [tags: American Revolution]

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The Struggles of Liang Heng in Son of the Revolution

- The Sun of the Revolution by Liang Heng, is intriguing and vivid, and gives us a complex and compelling perspective on Chines culture during a confusing time period. We get the opportunity to learn the story of a young man with a promising future, but an unpleasant childhood. Liang Heng was exposed to every aspect of the Cultural Revolution in China, and shares his experiences with us, since the book is written from Liang perspective, we do not have a biased opinion from an elite member in the Chinese society nor the poor we get an honest opinion from the People’s Republic of China....   [tags: social eduation,culture revolution,chinese]

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The Effects of Green Revolution in the 70's

- The Green Revolution began during the 1970s and 1980s, in an attempt to increase the nutrition in food crops and to make species of food crops more uniform and robust. Scientists developed strains of hybrid plants, such as wheat, rice, and maize that quantitatively produced more food that was of better quality. This research was led by Dr. Norman Borlaug in Mexico and others under the sponsorship of the Rockefeller Foundation during the 1960s. There were several techniques that the scientists used to help increase yield and appearance of crops....   [tags: agriculture, green revolution, hybrid plants]

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The Industrial Revolution's Impact on Modern Architecture in the Early 1900's

- “Industrial Revolution is the period of major industrialization that took place during the late 1700s and early 1800s.” Britain was the ‘mother’ of the Industrial Revolution. During that period Britain was making great strides in the innovation of new materials such as the development of superior steel, cast iron and glass. For a time, this gave Britain the advantage over most ‘advanced’ countries in development, mostly as it relates to construction. There were also great developments in the field of agriculture, manufacturing and power generation....   [tags: Design Opportunities, Cultural reform]

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