Culturual Revolution Outline

Culturual Revolution Outline - Culturual Revolution I....

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Culturual Revolution I. Introduction a. revamping of chinese culture b. working class values needed to replace traditional bourgeois customs because according to Marxists cultural consciousness reflects the economic values of the prevailing class c. dominant class was supposed to be proletariat but one didn’t exist d. universities were in need of change because they produced the elite e. generation of young students were to work vigilantly in order to go through what those in the civil war went through f. wanted to entrust power to the youth g. mayor of Beijing became the scapegoat in 1965 i. got him to openly criticize a non-maoist play by Wu ii. while the president Liu was gone they openly attacked him for supporting bourgeois artists and intellectuals h. revival of old chinese custom by poster campaigns i. published a 16 point directive while the central committee was now in mao’s hands II. Three Phases a. Red Guard Movement (1966-68) i. newly created youthful revolutionaries ii. an organization set up by middle school pupils from families of
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