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The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
1966-1976. Mao's efforts to try and restore revolutionary spirit. There was opposition but it was within the party itself. There became a purge of the CCP from the leader.
Red Guards
1966. Supporters of Mao. Consisted of middle school students from peasant families who knew that they would not succeed examinations at universities and failure meant a career at the country side. Attacked people who followed the 4 olds: ideology, habit, thought, custom
Cult of Mao
They intensified the cultural revolution. Older people who idolized Mao such as Lin Biao.
Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong
Known as the little red book. Given to the Red Gaurd. It is a collection of quotations excerpted frm Mao speeches and publications in order to invigorate his supporters
Jiang Qing
1914-1991. Mao's wife who he made minister of culture. She played a large role in the cultural revolution. She was part of the gang of 4. She was prosecuted in 1976 after Mao's death for being responsible for persecuting party members.
Peng Zhen
1902-1997. Mayor of Peking from 1951-1966, he was demoted and criticized during the cultural revolution by Mao.
Mao's ideals which were based off of Marxist/Lenninst views. He believes in political ideology with military strategy. Maoism emphasized revolutionary mass mobilization. He believes that the class struggle continues throughout the entire socialist period as a result of the contradiction between communist and capitalism
Revolutionary Committees
They cropped up on every level of government and took over power reserved for the party itself: Red Gaurd constituents, PLA constituents, proletariat constituents
Struggle Sessions
– form of thought reform where individuals were called upon to confess transgretions and to admit their faults. They could take place privately or publicly
The person was to self incriminate and by virtue, eventually come to a higher and better plateau of thinking as respect to Mao thought.
i.e. - Liao Shiaoqi