Communism In China

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To what extent did the rise of communism in China shape both the Chinese economy and social structure during the 20th century?
Part A:

Part B: While the long standing history between China and Japan has been filled with conflicts and atrocities, such as the Nanking massacre and the fighting for control of Manchuria in the early 19th century, the rise of communism in China played a large role in both shaping the relations between China and Japan as well as influencing their relationship today. This topic is worthy of study because of its value in explaining future and ongoing developments in East Asia as the events of the past can strongly affect things in the future.

Part D: How Communism began within China:
Before the rise of communism
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Before the CCP came into power the state of being a woman in China was a very bleak one. Traditional roles such as the three obediences taught that women were to be regarded as inferior to men and made women of all ages obedient to one of the men in their lives. In addition to being considered inferior to men, the practice of binding the feet of young girls along with the abandonment of female babies were outright banned by the communist party. An additional effect that communism had on China was they regarded women as equal in the workplace and also had to work like men in the communes. However, the mothers that had to work in the communes had their role as a mother damaged because their children were put into day care facilities had a disconnect from their mothers. The CCP also actively tried to destroy the family structure. To make this destruction possible they placed men and women into single-sex barracks to actively attempt to split them …show more content…
One of the ways the CCP attempted to destroy the traditional culture of china was to gather 1.5 million propagandists to spread the party’s messages to the public. These propagandists mainly posted posters but propaganda was played out of loudspeakers as well as produced in newspapers and movies to attempt to change the minds of the public and adapt their views on the world. Another method that the CCP used to destroy the culture of China was the utilization of struggle meetings. Ordinary people were made to attend these struggle meetings and those who were thought to need re-educations were required to attend the meetings more often than those who already agreed with the party. During the meetings they listened to communist lectures and were actively asked to denounce their neighbors. Communism also had larger affects on the culture of China because of Mao and his wife Jiang Qing’s relentless need to destroy every aspect of the traditional Chinese culture. In order to destroy what he viewed as a corrupt ‘Bourgeois’ culture, Mao placed his wife in charge as the ‘cultural purifier of the nation’. The traditional customs were immediately under attack after the government put a ban on traditional songs, dances, festivals and wandering poets. Rather, children were made to chant communist slogans and songs. Group performers also aided in the destruction of the Chinese culture by

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