Persistence Of China 's Culture Revolution And Send Down Policy

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Persistence of China’s Culture Revolution and Send-down Policy China was the winner country of WWII, but its economy stayed at the property line until late 1970’s, which was thirty years after the WWII. That situation was interesting since all the countries of winner side of WWII have better development and start to develop and recover right after the war end. Even Japan, which was punished by international court, has better economy development. What happened during that period and causes the property of China? After the construction of People’s Republic of China after 1949, there were several famous events. The harshest event is the Culture Revolution which caused destruction of institution, loss of talents and lower social capital. The research paper “Children of the Cultural Revolution: The State and the Life Course in the People’s Republic of China” by Xueguang Zhou and Liren Hou, which was published by American Sociological Review on Feb. 1999, talks about the generation that grow up through Cultural Revolution. Their main arguments of this paper are about the children of the Cultural Revolution, though collecting data of their lifetime, determine how cultural revolution has a negative effect on social capital, and how it causes destruction of institution and education. Also, after the end of “send-down” policy, all the children who are sent to rural area can return to urban, and the urbanization simulate China’s economy growth. There is no significant…

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