China Lecture 1

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Unformatted text preview: ! Mao's Hundred Flowers Campaign of 1956: ! - Mao and other Chinese leaders began to see Soviet de- Stalinization as a retreat from Communist ideals and revolutionary change and upheld China as the true vanguard of world revolution - China's own experience in constructing peasant- based communism in a largely agrarian country provided China’s leaders with justification for assuming this leadership role ! China’s first major break from the Soviet model was the Great Leap Forward (1958–1960). Departing from highly centralized planning to basic social and economic functions, from industrial production of health care. ! ! Experimentation and Chaos under Mao - He thus sought to place himself back at the center of power and re- ignite revolutionary fervor through the construction of a cult of personality - In 1966, the cult took shape as Mao and his backers accused the CCP itself of having "taken the capitalist road" and encouraged the public (particularly students) to challenge the party- state bureaucracy at all levels - Schools were closed, and student radicals, dubbed the Red Guard, took to the streets to act as the vanguard of Mao's "Cultural Revolution." ! Cultural Revolution (General Notes) - Authority figures were attacked, imprissoned, torturted, exiled to the countryside, or killed...
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