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MAO AND THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION

Main Question: What were the effects of the Cultural Revolution on China?

Supporting Questions

  • What was the Cultural Revolution?

  • What were the goals of the Cultural Revolution?

  • What did it mean to live through the Cultural Revolution?

  • What role did ideology play in the Cultural Revolution?

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

Key Vocabulary

Cultural Revolution

Little Red Book

Bourgeoisie

Red Guards

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INTRODUCTION TO THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION

ARTIFACT 1

Source: Stanford Spice

Note: A high-level and in-depth background on the Cultural Revolution. For an easier background reading, use WHP's overview.

Women's Roles: Propaganda Posters

ARTIFACT 2

Source: Primary Source Library

WHAT WAS CHINA'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION?

ARTIFACT 3

Source: BBC

Length: 2:16

 

Recommended viewing times: entire video

ARTIFACT 4

Primary Source: "The Sixteen Points"

Source: Asia Society

A Centenarian's Memory

Source: University of PIttsburgh

ARTIFACT 5

ARTIFACT 6

"My Deepest Memory is Horrible"
Source: University of Pittsburgh

ARTIFACT 7

MORNING SUN
A Complete Film and Website about the Cultural Revolution

Main Question: What were the effects of the Cultural Revolution on China?

Supporting Questions

  • What was the Cultural Revolution?

  • What were the goals of the Cultural Revolution?

  • What did it mean to live through the Cultural Revolution?

  • What role did ideology play in the Cultural Revolution?

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

Key Vocabulary

Cultural Revolution

Little Red Book

Bourgeoisie

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