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Main Question: What were the effects of the 1949 Chinese Revolution?

Supporting Questions

  • Why was Mao Zedong such an important figure in Chinese history?

  • How were Mao's policies similar or different from other 20th century Communist leaders?

  • What role did WWII play in China's modern history?

  • What role did ideology play in the 1949 revolution?

  • To what extent was the 1949 Chinese Revolution an internal struggle and to what extent was it tied up with larger global and regional trends?

Key Vocabulary

Chinese Communist Party (CCP)

Mao Zedong

Chiang Kai-Shek

World War II

Manchuria

Nanking (Nanjing) Massacre

Chinese Civil War

Long March

China and the Cold War

Great Leap Forward

Cultural Revolution

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COMMUNISTS TAKE POWER IN CHINA

ARTIFACT 1

Source: World History Patterns of Interaction, pages 972-975

CHINESE COMMUNIST REVOLUTION

ARTIFACT 2

Source: World History

Project

Note: This is an easy and fun read that also provides a strong in-depth look at the 1949 Chinese Revolution. 

CHINA'S REVOLUTIONS

ARTIFACT 3

Length: 12:10

 

Recommended viewing times: entire video

ARTIFACT 4

Primary Source: "How China Proceeds with the Task of Indusrialization"

Source: Asia Society

THE COMMUNE SYSTEM

Source: The Asia Society

ARTIFACT 2

ARTIFACT 4

Podcast: The Chinese Communist Revolution (Introduction)
Source: The Historical Association

ARTIFACT 4

Primary Source: "The Question of Agricultural Cooperation"
Source: Asia Society

Main Question: What were the effects of the 1949 Chinese Revolution?

Supporting Questions

  • Why was Mao Zedong such an important figure in Chinese history?

  • How were Mao's policies similar or different from other 20th century Communist leaders?

  • What role did WWII play in China's modern history?

  • What role did ideology play in the 1949 revolution?

  • To what extent was the 1949 Chinese Revolution an internal struggle and to what extent was it tied up with larger global and regional trends?

Key Vocabulary

Chinese Communist Party (CCP)

Mao Zedong

Chiang Kai-Shek

World War II

Manchuria

Nanking (Nanjing) Massacre

Chinese Civil War

Long March

China and the Cold War

Cultural Revolution

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