April 7 - April 7, 2010 1976 What conditions made chinas...

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April 7, 2010 1976 – What conditions made china’s phenomenal transformation possible? There was 1 party, and 1 leader. When Mao died in 1976 the U.S. and china did not have good relations. Most of the country was still in povery. The country was still agriculutrually based. Under Mao education was not prized or stressed (science and technology were seen as not contributing). 1976 27 years of Mao’s attempts at complete revolution. When Mao died, there was both grief and relief that Mao had passed. People respected him, but they were relieved that this dictator would no longer rule. The majority of the population was just tired… tired of revolution. Many of these conditions made China ripe for radical reform. The extent that the Chinese lived in poverty and scarcity made them eager to latch on to economic reform. Especially economic reform that was geared towards advancing their own well-being, and the well-being of the whole country. There was a national consensus in favor of a new direction for China. For China to move forward and modernize, China could not simply look to tradition. They could not continue to repeat their same mistakes. They then needed to look to Japan, the U.S. Taiwann and others for reform. Basic factors and reforms that Deng Xiaoping implemented In 1978 Deng Xiaoping maneuvered his way to the top during an important meeting. He was the older generation, when surviving communists had fled the nationalists. (The Long March). Those survivors of the Long March were seen as the forefathers of the communist movement. He not just immerged victorious as Mao’s successor, but he used the meeting to set a new direction for China’s efforts. o He made clear that he would no longer approve any kind of campaign against austed leaders. Anyone who was labeled a capitalist router under mao was now free to contribute o Ended class struggle o Opeining china to the rest of the world o He called for valuing individual abilities, This sought to reemphasise education and technical training. o The 4 moderinzations. Agricultural First aspect of change that Deng implemented. He implemented less because he had an understanding of what locals wanted to do. Under Mao Chinese agriculture was organized into communes. They received in exchange for labor, their clothing, housing, education, and health care. It
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2011 for the course HS 1710 taught by Professor Hdl during the Winter '10 term at Wayne State University.

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April 7 - April 7, 2010 1976 What conditions made chinas...

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