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The Cultural Revolution (文化大革命)

The Cultural Revolution was borne out of a power struggle between Mao and reformers in the Chinese Communist Party who allowed for elements of private…

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The Great Leap Forward (大跃进)

The ‘Great Leap Forward’ is a term used to denote Mao’s Second Five Year Plan which was anticipated to run from 1958-1963. The main impetus behind…

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The Nationalist Party (国民党)

The Nationalist Party came to power after the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty which was supported by their founder, Sun Yet-Sen. After ceding the…

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The Chinese Communist Party (中共)

The Chinese Communist Party began as a small community of urban intellectuals sympathetic to Marxism. After being brutally purged from the city of…

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Chiang Kai-Shek (蒋介石)

Chiang Kai-Shek rebelled against the Qing Dynasty in his youth and went to Japan for military training. After the Xinhai Revolution in 1911, he joined…

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Mao Zedong (毛泽东)

In 1893, Mao Zedong was born into a rich peasant family in the province of Hunan. Having moved to Beijing for an education, he encountered Marxist…

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The Warlord Era 1911-1928 军阀时代

After the Xinhai Revolution, a military general, Yuan Shikai, instrumental in forcing the Qing Dynasty to abdicate, ruled over China in a dictatorial…

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The Xinhai revolution 1911 (辛亥革命)

At the beginning of the 20th Century, China, the most populous nation in the world was still ruled by an absolute monarchy. The rise of foreign…

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The Korean War 1950-1953 (朝鲜战争)

One year after the People’s Republic of China was founded, Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party were drawn into an international conflict of…

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The First Five Year Plan (第一个五年计划 )(1953-1957)

The first Five Year Plan was Mao's model for economic development adapted from the Soviet Union. The plan emphasized the rapid growth of heavy…

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