Theme for Final Essay In its present form, the Chinese Peoples Republic is a massive communist state transforming the world. During the semester we have considered the unfolding of China’s modern revolution in historical context. Using class and reading materials present your analysis and understanding of the growth and success of the Chinese Communist Party. As time allows, write on the reconstruction of China under Communist leadership through the Cultural Revolution. Be sure to support your assertions and ideas with evidence. Since obviously this is an open-ended discussion you will most likely select specific events, people, turning points, etc. as the basic material for your discussion. Discuss also the appeal of socialism to the Chinese and how they altered it to fit cultural and revolutionary needs. Be sure to edit and write carefully as writing counts along with content.
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Timothy Cheek, Mao Zedong and China’s Revolutions: A Brief History with Documents, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2002
David B. Gordon, Sun Yatsen: Seeking a New China, Prentice Hall, 2010R, Prentice Hall, 3rd ed., 2011.