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  • Revolutionary Pedagogy

    visible representation, though description of stories or calculation of math problems. It is noteworthy how the Maoist authority treated the accounts of foreign countries in these textbooks. The stories of a black boy mentioned above hinted that, by relating the Maoist political narrative (typically characterized by mass movement and class struggle) to a distant place, the propagandists had tried to convey an impression of the universality of Mao thought. Immediately after the Sino-Soviet Split, the tendency of viewing CCP as a leading revolutionary power was strengthened—a movement that possibly served as one of the prelude of Mao’s cult. The interpretation of foreign societies under the framework of Mao’s ideas extended the value of Maoism beyond the immediate political context of China, marking the transformation of Mao’s image from a political leader and savior towards a “great teacher and helmsman” whose thought guided the people of all nationalities. Yet the creation of a deified Mao’s image didn’t stop at this point—as shown by the textbook hereafter. Compared to language or literature, which are easily manipulated, a challenge posted by science subjects was the juxtaposition of two parallel authorities—the political one of Mao, and the logical one of natural science. The objectivity of science not only gave it an inherited, although partial, immunity to political propaganda; its independent existence and logical perfection also threatened the supremacy of a deified…

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  • The Menace Of Communism By Mao Zedong

    THE MENACE OF MAOISM P ADITIYA MIZAN INTRODUCTION Maoism is a political theory formulated by Mao Zedong (1893 - 1976), the Chinese political leader. It was the guiding political and military ideology of the communist party of China (CPC). Rooted in anti-imperialistic struggle, it supported armed revolution in order to achieve political transformation. It aimed at establishing a classless society through armed revolution and envisaged the agrarian peasantry as the key revolutionary force.…

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  • China In Ten Words Analysis

    Each word: people, leader, reading, writing, Lu Xun, revolution, disparity, grassroots, copycat, bamboozle have all played a part in Yu Hua’s life in one way or another. The main concept of Yu Hua in the book is to show that China has not moved on from the Maiost ideology even though many have embraced Deng Xiaoping’s policy of “reform and opening up” the people of China still have Maoism deeply rooted in them. Yu Hua gives many examples throughout the book on why he thinks that people in China…

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  • Achievements Of Mao Zedong

    China was weak and divided; therefore, the major national problems were the reunification of China and the expulsion of foreign occupiers. The editor of Britannica said, "Maoism 's alternative to growth led by elites and bureaucracies was to be growth brought about by revolutionary enthusiasm." Mao Zedong had role model of his thought, which were Marxism and Stalinism. This thought was more likely for socialism and Maoism was a great catalyst to unify Chinese people in 1940s and 1950s. Maoism…

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  • Ideologies In The 20th Century: Democracy Vs Communism

    Throughout the 20th century, the great clash of ideologies occurred, being known as democracy versus communism. More specifically, many ideologies that had emerged from this era revolve around the idea of socialism. Ideologies such as Marxism-Leninism in Russia or Maoism in China crop up and create new foes of democracy. Many of these socialist ideologies hold their appeal to groups in the Global south due to their high levels of poverty. Many of these people are stricken economically and find…

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  • Martial Arts Influence

    stunts that performed rigorously for years. They dance along to traditional Chinese music that may be played, or even sung by the actors. There was also the scriptwriters, which took literacy and skill to write the opera. Chinese opera required a lot of skill, practice, and intense training. These three components of Chinese culture that have been transferred into opera are still required today for martial art film actors, demonstrating that martial art films have brought a part of Asian culture…

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  • Mao Zedong's The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

    culture, old customs and old habits). In foundation to this, the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Propaganda Department (CCP-CPD) sought to bring about ‘thought reform’ through the use of propaganda. Propaganda was disseminated into cultural aspects of Chinese life such as music, film, literature, print and media, the education system and work groups. ‘Thought reform’ aimed to ideologically indoctrinate the Chinese citizens so that they would accept Maoism and Marxism-Leninism, and campaigns…

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  • Chinese Famine Analysis

    organized a mass movement called the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution or the GPCR. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution had three aspects, they were to purify the arts, to create a new revolutionary group in china, and to destroy all that the previous leaders had built. The new revolutionary group in China were the Red Guards. The Red Guards were made up of university students, who become Mao’s soldiers. The students wanted more freedom to achieve more goals. They got frustrated and…

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  • Sino-Soviet Split Case Study

    China. The goal of the Cultural Revolution5 was to preserve the Communist ideology by ridding the society of capitalist and traditional relics and elements. Sacred statues of the Buddha had their faces destroyed whereas traditional Chinese books were burned in massive piles. From 1958 to 1961, China embarked on a disastrous program to improve steel production known as the Great Leap Forward6. However, the program was a failure, striking famine and death among millions of civilians.…

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  • Comparison Of John Locke's Two Treatises Of Government And Karl Marx

    They wanted to establish societies that sought to protect the attributes of persons, and that would negate the class system of the agrarian and feudal society as well as the political centralization occurring in European state building. Later, Marx, and many of his followers, argued alternatively that rights and representation were insufficient to achieve the task of political emancipation. Instead they sought to neutralise class altogether by dissolving property rights and restructuring the…

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