Friday, April 6, 2018

Chinese Communist Revolution: Resources

Here are several excellent clips that can enrich the study of Chinese communism under Mao.

The Great Leap Forward Summary

Mao's economic and social plan  between 1958 to 1960.  His goal was to rapidly transform China from a primarily agrarian (or farming) economy into a modern, industrialized communist society.

The Cultural Revolution

Mao Zedong  started the Cultural Revoltuion in 1966 to reassert his leadership after the failures of the Great Leap Forward.

Tiananmen Square

The Tiananmen Square protests began in mid-April 1989. Pro-democracy students and other protesters who wanted more political freedom in China started to gather in Tiananmen Square after the death of Hu Yaobang, a Chinese politician who was seen as a supporter of their cause on April 15, 1989.

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