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  • Mao Zedong And The Chinese Communist Party
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    INTRODUCTION On October 16, 1934,100 000 Chinese Communist troops set out on a 6,000 mile trek from their base in Kiangsi. 1 This trek, later to be known as the Long March, began after Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist armies (the Kuomintang) frustrated the Communist organization in Southeast China. The Long March was a difficult journey; approximately 90,000 men and women died before it was over. 2 However, communism was not eliminated in China. This paper argues that the Long March galvanize...
  • Young Deng Xiaoping
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    Introduction "I don't care if the cat is black or white, I just want it to kill the mice". - Deng Xiaoping. Deng Xiaoping has been the individual with the most impact on China since the 1970's. Along with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, he is looked at as one of the key figures in evolution of communism in China. Deng Xiaoping will be remembered as a national hero, but this was not always the case. The real story of Deng includes the fact that, on more than one occasion, his peers ostracized him. Dur...
  • Chinese Communist Attitude Toward China's Traditional Past
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    To say that the Chinese Communist revolution is a non-Western revolution is more than a clich'e. That revolution has been primarily directed, not like the French Revolution but against alien Western influences that approached the level of domination and drastically altered China's traditional relationship with the world. Hence the Chinese Communist attitude toward China's traditional past is selectively critical, but by no means totally hostile. The Chinese Communist revolution, and the foreign ...
  • Mid 1959 Criticized Leap Policies
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    Great Leap Forward (1958-1960), economic and social plan initiated by Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung), with the intent of radically increasing agricultural and industrial production in the People's Republic of China, and of bringing China to the brink of a utopian communist society. The Great Leap Forward was a reaction to the Hundred Flowers Campaign, a more moderate development program in China in 1957. In this earlier program, Mao Zedong tried to win the support of Chinese ...
  • Malraux's Confidence In Communism
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    Man's Fate is a fictional story based on the 1927 Chinese revolution in Shanghai. The main characters, Ch " en, Kyo, May, Katov, and Old Gisors represent different facets of Malraux's belief system and personality. The story opens where Ch " en is in the room of a sleeping man who he's about to assassinate. The assassination of the businessman can be seen as the destruction of the capitalism Malraux saw as the cause of the "oppressed and exploited Chinese" (Greenlee 59). Malraux came from a brok...
  • Chinese Thought And Culture
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    Confucius and Mao in the Formation of Chinese Communist Ideology The People's Republic of China is officially classified a communist republic and has been for quite some time now. The Chinese Communist Party thoroughly dominates Chinese society, controlling all major governmental, economical, and cultural institutions. This formation of government can be accredited greatly to Confucius and Mao Zedong. Both of these figures significantly impacted the cultural, socialistic, and ideological beliefs...
  • Demise Of The Chinese Communist Party
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    0. Introduction More than a decade after the fall of the former Soviet Union and Eastern European communist regimes, the international communist movement has been spurned worldwide. The demise of the Chinese Communist Party is only a matter of time. 1. On What the Communist Party Is This article concerns the impact on the civilization of China of the communist movement and the Communist Party. Looking at the history of China's last 160 years, nearly one hundred million people have died unnatural...
  • China's Communist Party
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    As many other countries around the world China has its long history of a struggle for equality and prosperity against tyrants and dictatorships. The establishment of People's Republic of China in 1949 seemed to have put an end to that struggle for a better life. "The Chinese people have stood up!" declared Mao Tse-tung, the chairman of China's Communist Party (CPP) - a leading political force in the country for the time. The people were defined as a coalition of four social classes: the workers,...
  • Mao's Reliance On Traditional Chinese Ideals
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    The Life of Mao Zedong 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,...
  • Chiang Kai Shek's Domestic Economic Policy
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    I. Introduction During the final years of the Sino-Japanese war (1944-45), hegemony over Mainland China was distinctly split between the contending authorities of the Kuomintang (KMT or Nationalist Party) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Despite attempts to settle their differences through American-mediated negotiations, in August of 1945, Chiang refused Mao's demand for a free election, and Mao would not give up arms without a KMT guarantee to relinquish its one-party monopoly. By the end...
  • Films Of Chinese Film Maker Zhang Yimou
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    In conclusion it can be said that personal and political factors have shaped the films of Chinese film-maker Zhang Yimou and caused him to come under the close surveillance of the Chinese censors. Zhang's family's opposition to the ruling Communist Party prevented him from being able to join the Youth League which was the stepping stone to the Communist Party. During the Cultural Revolution he had to work as a labourer in a spinning mill. The enforced "rustication" undergone by those who, like Z...
  • China And Chiang's Nationalists And The Communists
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    Man's Fate: A Historical Criticism Introduction The focus of this historical criticism is on why Andre Malraux, (1901-1976) created the novel Man's Fate and the events that shaped it. To lend substance to the literary relevance of this work, one can look into the background of the main characters, deciding whether or not Malraux has based his work on actual martyrs. One can gain further insight into Man's Fate by looking at Malraux's beliefs themselves. Man's Fate is an unflinching look at some ...

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