NCAA Argumentative Essay

NCAA Argumentative Essay - Emmanuel Abasolo Professor A....

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Emmanuel Abasolo Professor A. Muth Eng 101 December 21, 2007 Mao Zedong Of all the essays that we have read and discussed this semester, Ning Yu’s piece, “Cultural Revolution” interested me the most. It occurs during the Chinese Revolution; a time of much turmoil and confusion. We have the choice of writing about a figure or event from an essay. I am going to incorporate both because the Chinese Cultural Revolution happened because of Mao Zedong. The event and figure are forever associated together; you can’t discuss one with out the other. Mao Zedong, if you didn’t already know, was at one time the military and political leader of the Communist Party of China. He was born on December 26, 1893, and died on September 9, 1976. Mao came from a poor farming family, but was able to acquire a formal education due to the efforts of his father. His father was a strict disciplinarian and Mao frequently rebelled against his authority. However, during the 1911 Revolution he enlisted in the army. But, after the Qing Dynasty had been overthrown, he left the army and resumed his education at Peking University. There he worked as an assistant librarian. He studied there under Professor Yang Changji, and it was here where Mao first discovered Communist theories. He went on to marry the Professor’s daughter, Yang Kaihui, the first of his wives. They were together for ten years before the Kuomintang, or Chinese Nationalist Party, captured and imprisoned her and their son, Anying. Eventually, she was killed and Anying was released to other
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relatives. By the time of Anying’s release, Mao had already found himself a new wife, He Zizhen. During his undergraduate studies at Peking University, Mao devised his theory of a revolution. Mao came to the conclusion that the revolution would be led by the Communists, but conducted by the proletariat, or lower class. You see he believed that the Nationalists, the Kuomintang, were vulnerable and were not capable of leading a
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