Student Name and No.
CCCH9005 Cultural Revolution
Dr. A Wang
These questions are guides to your reading, viewing and tutorial
Reading by Oct. 12: The Repressive Campaigns: Who Were the Executioners? Stage II
1. MacFarquhar and Schoenhal
Neither story is convincing because ne
ither gives sufficient evidence
Since the absolute and truth and compl
ete evidence (recreation of an even
t) are impossible, how can one learn
What is the point of learning histo
The positive side of CR
How does historical knowledge
inform our present and future
10 years catastrophe by Gang of 4
Chinese holocaust by Mao
10 Years of great achievements benefitted
the majority of people (
True democracy, equality, and j
n o. 10120
How to ask questions?
Why did Mao do it - Maos last
Why did the people participate Peoples history
What was the majority of people
doing during the Cleansing and One
Lineage clans ( ), family, respect of
parents, these are deeply rooted in the
Chinese culture, how could the children . . .
WHY did children from bad families so eager
Mao worship, why were people so blindly,
irrational, stupid, ob
The Ending of the CR and
Beginning of a Future:
4 or 5 Modernizations?
Chronology of the CR
Prelude: 1964-66, SEM (induced by
Stage I: 1966-68 (bottom up mass
movement, red guards and rebels)
Stage II: 1969-71 (top down
Why did people still obey and
follow and worshiped Mao after
45 million people died?
Why were people so eager to
inflate production figures?
Was Mao alone to be blamed?
How could there be no
What is the deep problem of the
HKU RED GUARDS
Your source of information about the
HKU student movement
The changing image of the Red Guards
across time and space
Why Did Everyone
A. Rebels Groups Seizing Power:
workers and the m