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HILD 12: 20 th -Century East Asia (Spring 2010) Professor Henry Lecture Outline (5-5): The Communist Victory in China (Moved from 5-3) I. The US Occupation of Japan (1945-52) (continued from 5-3) A. The “Americanization” of Early Postwar Japanese Society B. The Cold War in East Asia and “The Reverse Course ” (1949-52) II. Civil War and the Communist Triumph (1946-49) A. Post-WWII Tensions over Manchuria: Nationalists and Communists 1. The Long March (1934-5) B. Marshall Mission Mediates Growing Conflict (Late 1945-Early 1946) C. The Chinese Civil War : The Course of Hostilities (Mid 1946-Early 1949) 1. Nationalist Military Edge, but without Local Support (Mid 1946-Mid 1947) 2. Communist Military Victories (Mid 1947-Early 1949) 3. Mao’s Establishment of the People’s Republic (Oct. 1949)
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Unformatted text preview: III. Consolidation (1949-52) and Construction of Soviet Style Communism (1953-57) A. Government and Politics 1. Administration: Provinces, Cities, and “Autonomous Regions” 2. Institutional Gender Equality: Promulgation of Marriage Law (1950) 3. “Anti’s” Campaigns ” (1951-2) and State Control of Private Companies B. Economic Policies 1. Public Ownership of Production and Egalitarian System of Distribution 2. Urban Industrialization and Rural Land Redistribution 3. State-led Industrialization through Collectivization of Agriculture: First Soviet Style Five-Year Plan (1953-57) C. Thought Reform and Intellectuals 1. Official Belief in Individual Perfection of Sot Thought 2. Group Discussion, Self-Criticism, and Public Confession...
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