The Cultural Revolution

Movement of the People's Republic of China-1966

End to Dynasties

  • Two thousand years of imperial rule comes to an end with the removal of the emperor in the Xinhai Revolution.
  • The revolutionists where defeated by Communist parties, who became the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949.
  • New socialist state, the working class as leaders of a people's democratic dictatorship.
  • Under Mao Zedong , chairman of the Chinese Communist Party.
  • 1966 Cultural Revolution, Mao attempting to capture the glory days of the Revolution, to fire up the masses.

Revolutionary (Before)

  • Revolution to overturn the old order
  • Promised equal rights for women, land disruption, rent reduction, and increase heavy industry.
  • China using Soviet models to create a more industrialized state.
  • Five year plan, mirror to the project created by Stalin, fueled by China's industrialized state helped to catch up China with the rest of the industrialized world.
  • The first five year plan worked, population increase, then Mao introduced the Great Leap Forward.
  • Attempted steel production.
  • The cultural revolution targeted schoolchildren, who were organized into red guards to remove the old fours

The Old Fours: Customs, Culture, Habits, and Ideas

Sources

"China’s Cultural Revolution Begins: May 1966." Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History. Ed. Jennifer Stock. Vol. 2: Asia and Oceania. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2014. World History in Context. Web. 25 May 2016.


"1966: China’s Cultural Revolution." Columbia Journalism School Centennial. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 June 2016.


"Living Revolution | Red Guards." Living Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2016.



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