IAH 201 4.18.07 - IAH 201 Wednesday Propaganda and Censorship in the People's Republic of China 1 Central Propaganda Department 2 The People's

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IAH 201 Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Propaganda and Censorship in the People’s Republic of China 1) Central Propaganda Department 2) The People’s Republic of China founded in 1949 3) Propaganda a) Educate the People i) Using the Newspaper, theater, music, television, etc. b) Back then, in China propaganda meant to get the word out (broadcast), did not necessarily have a negative connotation 4) Censorship a) Prevent the Dissemination of Unapproved Messages i) Meaning messages that talk bad about the Communist movement 5) Mao Zedong a) Chairman b) Agreed with using the media to disseminate information c) They would play load speakers and make people come and “listen” to the news that was being broadcasted on the radio i) The problem was nobody was paying attention d) So the propaganda department created theater and other entertainment that promote their communist views i) Because people would actually enjoy it they would pay attention 6) Sisters, Stand Up! (1952) a) Prostitute play i) In the play the Communist soldiers come into the brothels and save the prostitutes b) Former prostitute at the end read a poem i) She was all teary while tell about her prostitute life (she was kidnapped at age 9)
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course IAH 201 taught by Professor Dontknow during the Spring '05 term at Michigan State University.

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IAH 201 4.18.07 - IAH 201 Wednesday Propaganda and Censorship in the People's Republic of China 1 Central Propaganda Department 2 The People's

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