Week 2-2 Communist Revolution (1937-1949) (1)

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POLC 3020: Week 2 (2) The Communist Revolution (1937-1949) Sept. 1, 2010
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Focal Points What is the Yan’an Spirit? What contributed to the defeat of the Nationalist Party (GMD) by the CCP? The GMD was the party of the revered Sun Yat-sen, and Chiang Kai- shek was in a position to claim the role of Sun’s successor. He commanded the most powerful army in China, had shattered the power of the Communist Party, controlled a substantial part of the courty, and had considerable support among the most progressive and educated elements of Chinese society. Furthermore, Chiang was greatly supported by the U.S. Nonetheless, why did Chiang lose in the struggle with the CCP?
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The Nationalist Attack on the CCP The Long March (1934-35)
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The Yan’an Way A. Mass-Line i. The Battle for Production
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Unformatted text preview: ii. To the Villages “Communists must … combine the leadership with the masses … all correct leadership is necessarily ‘from the masses, to the masses.’ This means: take the ideas of the masses (scattered and unsystematic ideas) and concentrate them (through study turn them into concentrated and systematic ideas), then go to the masses and propagate and explain these ideas until the masses embrace them as their own.” (Mao 1967) The Yan’an Way B. Education i. To Teach People to Read ii. An Effective Indoctrination Tool C. Rectification (Zhengfeng) It was an innovation and harsh process of indoctrination in order to raise the quality of party members. Members spent time in a variety of intensive group sessions in which individuals were expected to do criticism and self-criticism....
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