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  • Red Guards Actions
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    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. Following Mao and hi...
  • Four Goals For The Cultural Revolution
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    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 ...
  • Frantz Fanons Three Stages To National Culture
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    Stone 1 Core 1 11-14-96 Fanons Three Stages Related to the Indigenous People of Chiapas The passage Shadows of Tender Fury by Subcommander Marcos of the Zapatista Army explains that the people of Chiapas are currently facing a period of revolution. The Zapatista army (consisting of Chiapian campesinos) has risen to combat the intolerant system of oppression by the Mexican government and has attempted to create a better lifestyle for the campesinos of Chiapas. Frantz Fanons three stages to nation...
  • Literature A Mirror Of Society
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    The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how the people of that country live. This paper will prove that The French Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism. First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified. Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. The cultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then be linked. Finally, literary examples will be shown to support this connection between the two movements. ...
  • Place During The Cultural Revolution
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    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 o...
  • Sixties Cultural Revolution
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    HOW USEFUL IS THE TERM CULTURAL REVOLUTION WHEN APPLIED TO THE SIXTIES I propose to define and to argue the question "How useful is the term Cultural Revolution when applied to the Sixties" My objective is to include examples from history, history of science and religion. History Mainstream Culture Let us first consider Arthur Marwicks decision to period ise the sixties from 1954 to 1975 and Eric Hobsbawm periodisation (within his book Age of Extremes, written in 3 parts) with the sixties contai...
  • Chen
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    Color of the Mountains is a story about a young boy's struggle, despite many hardships, to overcome his fate as rice patty farmer, and become the educated man he is today. Da Chen, the author, tells us his story about how he grew up in Communist China in the mid 1960's and 1970's, and what life was like for him and his family during this tumultuous time. This book was an excellent way for the reader get a glimpse of this particular period of time in China from a unique angle. The story allows us...
  • Disaster Of The Great Leap Forward Mao
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    What legacy did Mao Zedong leave his successors? Mao Zedong is one of the most controversial leaders of the twentieth century. The Chinese people know him both as a survivor and a tyrant. 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 Cap's rise to power, while Mao's failure have come at the time when the CCP was in power. To focus on Ma...
  • Red Guards Actions
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    The Cultural Revolution was started in October 1966. After the failures of previous political campaigns such as The Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution was created from the struggle of power between the Maoists and the opposing power from Liu Shao-chi and Deng Hsiao-ping. Encouraged by Mao and his wife Chiang Ching, young people and students were used as a political tool as they were most effect to Mao's question, "How can I make the Cultural Revolution spread everywhere in China?" The R...
  • Tang And Song's Economic Revolutions
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    The Tang and Song had many important economic revolutions that affected trade and culture. These economic revolutions include the achievements and developments of the Tang and Song empires. Many of the developments and achievements of the two empires encouraged trade, and trade influenced the culture of these empires and the culture of China. The Tang and Song's developments encouraged trade in their empires. The Tang built the 1,100 mile Grand Canal, linking the Yellow River in northern China w...
  • Story Of Ishmael By Daniel Quinn
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    The story of Ishmael by Daniel Quinn is certainly one of the most compelling and interesting books I have ever read. It is not surprising however that it is also a very controversial story nonetheless. I did enjoy the ideas that Quinn offered as explanation for how we, ? the Takers? came into being even though they do formally challenge everything that we? ve learned as far as religion, culture, etc. It taught me that anything can be made a? truth.? I don? t think that Quinn's views of the human...

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