An Analysis of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

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Essay #: 073056
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An Analysis of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Question 1:
The underlying importance of Mao’s agenda to alter the growing influence of the bourgeoisie through cultural and ideological groups defines a ”cultural struggle” in this context. In many ways, the direct actions of the bourgeoisie ideology had not come to fruition, but Mao perceived it to be a threat as a means to prevent a militaristic revolution against the Communist Party: “We will unite with you, comrades, who have made mistakes, provided that you recognize your errors and return to a Marxist standpoint.” This, in turn, led to the growth of the Cultural Revolution as a means of using loyal Communist party members to route out capitalistic sympathizers and “counter...
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.....rstanding of the proletariat as part of Mao’s push for socialistic educational freeform. Point ten of the sixteen points is vital to re-educated persons with capitalistic favoritism into following the Communist Party line in regards to revising Marxist lifestyles into the Chinese cultural way of life.
References:
DECISION CONCERNING THE GREAT PROLETARIAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION.” 2011. Translator R. Rojas. Rojasdatabankinfo.com. http://www.rrojasdatabank.info/16points.htm (accessed 6 Dec. 2011).
Meisner, Maurice. “Confusion on Campuses” in Mao’s China and After: A History of the People’s Republic. 3rd ed. New York: Free Press, 1999.
Perry, Elizabeth J. and Li Xun. Proletarian Power: Shanghai in the Cultural Revolution. New York: Westview, 1997.