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    To Live Movie Analysis

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    To Live The movie “To Live” explains the life of an average Chinese family through the feudalist Warlord Era, the labor-intensive Great Leap Forward, and the communist Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. “To Live” shows how China moved from a feudal system to a communist system during the twentieth century. This family consists of Fugui (the husband), Jiazhen (the wife), Fengxia (the daughter), and Youquing (the son). At the time, China was struggling to unite. This struggle first lead to the Warlord Era which lasted from 1916 to 1928. In the movie, Fugui starts out as a gambler. He gets addicted to it and ends up bidding everything he owned. The guy he was gambling with, Long’er, now owns everything that belonged to Fugui. He lost everything: his title, all his money, and his house which had been passed down through the wealthy generations of his family. Fugui majorly drops down on the pyramid of feudalism. His wife Jiazhen, young daughter Fengxia, and baby on the way end up leaving him because he didn’t change his gambling ways. Jiazhen tells him that the baby will never be like him. During this time he had nothing and he had to become a merchant so he could sell things to even live; which later on he becomes a peasant anyways. Jiazhen, along with the two kids, decided to go back with Fugui hoping that he has stopped his gambling life for good. Fugui seeks help from Long’er asking to borrow some money for a shop, but he responds saying…

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    Great Leap Forward

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    This reflects the mass failure of the Great Leap Forward – it did not increase agricultural production enough to sustain the people and the use of ‘backyard steel furnaces’ failed to produce enough high-quality steel. The author herself mentioned how the steel furnace in the radio station she worked in had inefficient steel-making furnaces (Cheo, 2009, p. 96). It came to a point where China’s leader at the time, Mao Zedong, even had his own party members, most notably Peng Dehuai, criticise the…

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    It talked about Hai Rui who was a Ming time official, thrown into jail for criticizing the emperor. After the Great Leap Forward had failed, Mao Zedong was criticised by Defense Minister Peng Dehuai, at last dismissed from the office in 1959. The first performance was in 1961, the theatre play became an instrument to attack to the right-wing pragmatists in the politburo by the Gang of Four in 1965, and then Wu Han was one of the first victims of the Cultural Revolution and died in prison in…

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    authority established empire in China’s dynasties. Take Qin shihuang as a comparison, on the one hand, he ended the past era and officially began his ruling period of China's long feudal society; after sun yat-sen put an end to the feudal era, Mao killed the capitalist system in the mainland in the bud, and started a vigorous socialist upsurge, then established People’s Republic of China in 1949. On the other hand, Qin shihuang is the pioneer of centralism, he almost concentrated all the power…

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    Mao Khrushchev Case Study

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    incentives rather than on class distinctions, as signs of capitalist restoration. Mao thus dedicated to both opposing Soviet revisionism and thwarting domestic revisionist. As a result, the increased the ideological differences between China and the Soviet Union led to the eventual collapse of alliance, and the political contentions among the Chinese leadership caused the reversal of the professionalization of the PLA. The Transformation of the People’s Liberation Army Under the cooperation…

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    According to Ma Yuping, the “Demolish the Four Olds” campaign had gained more than 48 million yuan in the amount of property seized, causing hundreds of thousands of people to lose their homes. In 1966, the Red Guards were now confident enough to target the governments and high profile political figures. They were further encouraged by Mao Zedong’s poster urging the Red Guards to “Bombard the Headquarters!” Since then, the number of attack on political figures had increased in the last two…

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    The Chinese had “machine guns, mortars, rifles and heavy weapons” (Stokesbury.103) sometimes the Chinese would even dig in a mere a hundred yards from the road. General Peng Dehuai, who commanded the Chinese troops, had around 200,000 men(Stueck) waiting for the opportunity to launch a major offensive. By November 28 the Chinese managed to defeat the UN, and made around 17,000 UN troops(Stueck) fight their way back to the sea. By December 5 the Chinese army managed to regain North Korea,…

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