The Concept of Political Culture and China in the 20th Century

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The Concept of Political Culture and China in the 20th Century
In the first week, David Bell described in the reading “Political Culture in Canada” the different features of political culture, in general terms, and then applied it to Canada’s politics and history. This can also be done for 20th century China, or Mao’s China. Political culture, as a term, is hard to pinpoint. Still the term can be traced and expanded upon through studying the changes from the late 19th century into the Mao era of China. In the late 19th century into the Mao era of China, one can say the political culture within China perpetuated what China would become- and is-as a nation today.
But first, one must explore the term “political culture” itself. The term...
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.....ethod of learning about history is invaluable. In China’s case, the political culture of China deeply effected the country sociologically, economically, educationally, politically, culturally and structurally. Political cultural influence is far- reaching, and absolutely integral in the understanding of how China has changed and how it can rebuild itself.
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Contemporary China. US: University of South Carolina Press, 1993.
Perry, Elizabeth J. & Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N. “Chinese Political Culture Revisited.” Popular Protest and Political Culture in Modern China. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.