Sunday, May 10, 2015

Risk Taking Researcher

The Chinese Cultural Revolution had a massive impact on China between 1965 to 1968, the name of the Revolution is the name given to Mao's attempt to reassert his beliefs in China. Mao has been less than a dynamic leader from the late 1950s on, and feared others in the party might be taking on a leading role that weakened his power within the party and the country. Overall, the trigger of the Cultural Revolution was Mao's attemption to reimpose his authority on the party and therefore the country (Wikipedia). In September, 1965, a speech by Lin Piao urged pupils in schools and colleges to return to the basic principles of the revolutionary movement. Also, it encouraged for Chinese youths to criticize the liberals in the Chinese Communist Party and those apparently influenced by Nikita Khruschev of the USSR. Among many beliefs of Mao, Mao believed strongly that the progress China had made since 1949 had lead to a privileged class developing - engineers, scientists, factory managers and more. Mao also believed that there people were acquiring too much power at his expense (Learning about History).

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