The written history of China dates back to 1200 BC under Shang Dynasty, with the subsequent dynasties shaping up the rich political history of China. At different times in history, parts of China and the…
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The fall of the dynasty rule thus resulted in the communist rule in the country (Stanlaw, P. 44).
The Chinese Communist Party was a political party and revolutionary movement that was founded in 1921 as a way of unifying the people of China under one purpose and rule. In the October 1949, Mao Zedong being the leader of the communist party declared the creation of the people’s republic of china, leading to unification of all warring groups in China and uniting the people towards a common purpose following the devastation that the Chinese people had suffered following the Second World War. The period following consolidation of power by the communist party of China thus saw the country enjoying steady strides in economic and social development.
Despite the brilliant and intellectual goals that Mao Zedong had for the people of China, his, which began as a liberation movement developed of more restrictive policies, the rule of the communist party became a compare to another of the dynasty rule in the country that perpetrated subjugation and human suffering. The land reform that was adopted by the communist rule in cooperated the confiscation of the land from the rich landlords who in most cases were executed by the local tribunes, these lands were thus briefly passed down to peasants some of who did not have idea about proper management of the land. Land reform adopted by the communist party is one area where the communist rule under Mao could be a compare to the dynasty rule that imposed restrictive land tenure systems (Nathan, P 63).
In an attempt to consolidate his communist rule, Mao had ambitious development plans that critics term for being some of the key failures of the communist party. In an attempt to speed up economic growth, Mao based his policies on industrial development and civilization of the agricultural sector. The great leap forward policy adopted by the party called for the
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Last two decades of the twentieth century were the period, when we witnessed the spectacular rise of China’s global policy and economy. Such achievements are of particular interest because they are largely related to the governmental polices, which appeared to be alternative to open and liberal models of some developing countries.
He will be remembered forever for the inerasable revolutions he embarked on to modernize China into a potent nation it is today. This paper focuses on the political and social life of Mao, as well as his achievements. He was born at a period of great social, political, and cultural dynamics with most leaders pressing for end of imperialism.
Other notable contributions he is famed for includes the Great Leap Forward1. Mao Zedong left a mark as one of the twentieth century’s great thinkers whose visionary leadership continues to attract blame and praise in many fields including philosophy and literature.
Part of the controversy surrounding Mao surely stems from the decisions that he made while leader of China that resulted in the execution and starvation of millions of people. Understanding why Mao Zedong would cause these things to happen is easier if we understand who Mao was and what his political beliefs were.
A balanced analysis must recognize the good as well as the bad. This essay will examine how Mao Zedong's leadership may be characterized both positively and negatively.
As an initial matter, from an historical context, Mao was responsible for helping to unify China after a long period of domination and interference from such countries as England, Russia, and Japan.
Mao was born in 1893 in a farming village "Shaoshan". He grew up there and gone to school while helping his father in the fields. Later on, he did the bookkeeping of their family accounts and worked full time on the farm after he left school. Mao at thirteen, like any other healthy adolescent in China, was regarded as having moved from schoolboy status to adulthood.
He supported himself by being a primary-school principal.1
Moving between Shanghai and Changsha in 1919-1920, he picked up jobs and used his energies to read, talk, and write about the revolution. Mao described himself as a