Communist China and Mao Tse-tung

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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Communist China and Mao Tse-tung "A look into it's introduction to Communism and the Man who led them" The Roots of Communist China primarily directed, not like the French Revolution but against alien Western influences that approached the level o domination and drastically altered China's traditional relationship with the world. Hence the Chinese Communist a toward China's traditional past is selectively critical, but by no means totally hostile. The Chinese Communist revo and the foreign policy of the regime to which it has given rise, have several roots, each of which is embedded in t more deeply than one would tend to expect of a movement seemingly so convulsive. The Chinese superiority complex institutionalized in their tributary system was justified by any standards less adv efficient than those of the modern West. China developed an elaborate and effective political system resting on a remarkable cultural unity, the latter in turn being due mainly to the general acceptance of a common, although dif written language and a common set of ethical and social values, known as Confucianism. Traditional china had n knowledge nor the power that would have been necessary to cope with the superior science, technology, econom organization, and military force that expanding West brought to bear on it. The general sense of national weakne humiliation was rendered still keener by a unique phenomenon, the modernization of Japan and its rise to great p status. Japan's success threw China's failure into sharp remission. The Japanese performance contributed to the discrediting and collapse of China's imperial system, but it did little things easier for the subsequent successor. The Republic was never able to achieve territorial and national unity of bad communications and the widespread diffusion of modern arms throughout the country. Lacking internal au did not carry much weight in its foreign relations. As it struggled awkwardly, there arose two more radical political the relatively powerful Kuomintang of Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek, and the younger and weaker Communis of China (CPC ). With indispensable support from the CPC and the Third International, the Kuomintang achieved sufficient success so it felt justified in proclaiming a new government, controlled by itself, for the whole of China. F time the Kuomintang made a valiant effort to tackle China's numerous and colossal problems, including those tha ruined its predecessor : poor communications and the wide distribution of arms. It also took a strongly anti-Weste course in its foreign relations, with some success. It is impossible to say whether the Kuomintang's regime would ultimately have proven viable and successful if it had not been ruined by an external enemy, as the Republic had its internal opponents. The more the Japanese exerted preemptive pressures on China, the more the people tend look on the Kuomintang as the only force that prevent china from being dominated by Japan. During the Sino- Jalook on the Kuomintang as the only force that prevent china from being dominated by Japan....
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Chumchal during the Spring '08 term at Blinn College.

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