Jan. 11th, 2011
Bound Feet or Western Dress
In the past few days, I read a book that is call, the Bound Feet & Western Dress. This
book was record by Pang-Mei Chang, and dictated by her grandfathers sister- Chang Yu-i.
16 Mar. 2011
1. On May 2, 1956, Mao Zedong speech in a closed meeting of Party members called
let a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend, allowing for the
free expression of artistic and po
30 February 2011
The Pursuit of Independence
The book The Struggle for Modern Tibet is an autobiography of Tashi Tsering. It
documents Tserings advocacy for the Cultural Revolution and how important it was for him to
17 March 2011
When Mao Zedong spoke in front of the Party members, he was referring to the Cultural
Revolution and the newly launched Hundred Flowers Campaign. A major part of this campaign
was the removal
18 January 2011
Women in Chinese Culture
The book Bound Feet and Western Dress 1 by Natasha Chang is a memoir by Yu-I that
deals with the customs of Chinese culture and its views on women . The role of women in the
memoir is clearly de
How have the media and connections to the urban areas affected life in Xiajia village?
The medias connection to the urban areas has affected the Xiajia village in a negative
way. Most of the village population consists of farm
What are the two sides of the Tibetan position regarding independence and their main
arguments/objectives? What are their visions and plans for Tibets future? Consider both
Tserings autobiography and the Dalai Lama Nobel Peace
What aspects of the changes which took place in China during the post-Mao years do you see
highlighted in the "Main Points of Deng Xiaopings Talks in Shenzhen"?
One of the aspects of the post-Mao reform included a discussion of
How would Tashi Tsering and Deng Xiaoping assess the Quotations from Chairman Mao
(including the forward by Lin Biao) in the immediate post-Mao years?
In the post-Mao years Tashi Tsering would look upon Maos quotations as an in
What were the ultimate goals of the land distribution program? Was it a fair system? Do you
think all of the violence was necessary?
The goals of the land distribution were to abolish the debts that had occurred prior to the
What is Maos primary concern regarding art and literature? How would you evaluate his final
Maos primary concern regarding art and literature is the type of audience that he is
trying to speak to. He strongly believ
The editor notes on page 29 (or pg. 266 of the document) that "[Guisheng] is not a view of
country society that Marxists could condone." Do you agree with this statement? What are some
specific examples from the story that mig
What is Mao's vision of the future for Chinese society?
Mao is advocating for a utopia like society. Mao made it so that in his version of
communism, he would lock down certain ideas and regulate them with force. For example,
1. According to Deng Yingchao, what was the "spirit" of the May 4th
Movement? What were some of its ideals?
The spirit of May 4th was that hearts of several hundred people were linked to a chain and
not a single person went to