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The Individual and the Cultural Revolution
A discussion of the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976 and its impact on the individual.
# 133546 | 2,750 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (Russian)

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The paper discusses the relevance of the Cultural Revolution and pays attention to its indication of how the CCP regime was just as indifferent to the individual as previous Chinese governments. The paper reveals that a million people were affected by events stemming from Mao's play for power, internal politics within the CCP and the demonization of educated Chinese. The paper explains that a result has been anarchical attitudes towards all government, citizens' low expectations of the regime and a distancing of social groups that continues to take new non-socialist forms. Lastly, the paper notes that many who were affected by the CR as children have left China or turned their back on the social mainstream.

From the Paper:

"This paper discusses the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976 in relation to very old dynamics of Chinese society that favour the state or the society, ahead of the individual. Through centuries, Confucianism suggested that inequality was a natural condition that could increase social cohesion if citizens worked to respect the proper relationships affecting their lives. While the Communist movement glorified removing an old corrupt order, in a few years a new Chinese hierarchy was becoming plain with the rise of a bureaucrat-official class to replace the Confucian official class of old."

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