10.10 - industrial workers 90000 20000 farmers Grand...

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The communist regime in china People’s republic of china 1950s to the early 1960s State structure o Chinese communist party – strongest 4 mil members at start – 5 million by 1950s Central committee Proletariat o Formal government struction o The army Reshaping life and culture according to ideology o E.g. reforming the writing system and Chinese calligraphy Calligraphy Elitist writing o Simplification of traditional Chinese characters Reduce the number of strokes of difficult characters Tried to popularize calligraphy Wanted to create a square in every city o Political enemies were not allowed into square o Tiananmen square was part of the imperial square 7000 people capacity New one built 1959 400000 people capacity o National day 1952 Parade 100 gun salute Army parade ceremonial vanguard 1000 performers young students – members of young pioneer
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Unformatted text preview: industrial workers 90000 20000 farmers Grand athletic army 3000 Grand artistic army 5000 Tensions of the communist regime o The CCPs control vs. the partys liberal image E.g. the hundred flowers campaign 1957 College professors said that CCP economic planning was bad Said they ignored basic education Transformed to anti-rightist campaign Rightists are bad The great leap forward (1958) som, backyard furnaces, steel-making Securing chinas place in the world o Perceiving the US as imperialist o Trining to seek friends o Korean war (1950-3) maos military romanticism, armistice in 1953, the Chinese perception of the war o Communist troops in korea until 1958 o 70% of army in korea o 400,000 lost...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course HST 106 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '09 term at Oregon State.

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