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Cultural Revolution Research - The revolution China's...

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The revolution China's traditional arts and ideas were ignored, to praise from Mao. People were encouraged to criticize cultural institutions and to question their parents and teachers, which had been strictly forbidden in Confucian culture. This was emphasized even more during the Anti-Lin Biao; Anti-Confucius Campaign. However, no matter how much or how far the generations of one's parents and their ancestors could be questioned, one thing definitely could not, and these were the "thoughts of Mao Tse- tung". The little Red Book Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung ( n Z Pinyin: Máo Zh xí Y lù), ǔ ǔ better known in the West as The Little Red Book, has been published by the Government of the People's Republic of China since April 1964. As its title implies, it is a collection of quotations excerpted from Mao's past speeches and publications. The book's alternative title The Little Red Book was coined by the West for its pocket- sized edition, which was specifically printed and sold to facilitate easy carrying. The closest equivalent in Chinese is h (Pinyin: Hóng B o Shū), literally "The Red ǎ Treasured Book", which was a term popular during the Cultural Revolution. The estimated number of copies in print well exceeds one billion, second only to the Bible. The book's phenomenal popularity, however, is due to the fact that it was essentially an unofficial requirement for every Chinese citizen to own, to read, and to carry it at all times under the latter half of Mao's rule, especially during the Cultural
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course ENGLISH 112 taught by Professor Loughlin during the Spring '08 term at UBC.

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