Chinese Revolution in 1949 Political History Case Study Essay

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A creative project of your choosing inspired by one or more of the primary sources. This may take any form you wish that allows you to bring new insights to the period in question. It could be a letter, journal, story, or something else.

The project must provide new insights into the time period (a kind of implicit thesis). For example, you might rewrite a story from the point of view of one of the people in a source which, based on their historical position, gender, etc., shows that they might have perceived the issues much differently than the author of the original text. The content of the project must be historically consistent with the context of the time period and the status of the individuals involved. For example, peasants were probably not concerned with court politics, people of lower status would address people of higher status with suitable humility and politeness, and Confucian literati would not be discussing unequal treaties prior to 1842. Finally, the project must be dated (an approximate date such as “the 1920s” will be acceptable if no more specific date is possible) and it must have a title.

A typed, double-spaced paper will probably be in the range of five pages, but other formats will have other dimensions. Even though you may not be quoting directly in the creative paper, it will be inspired by one or more of the class readings. You still need to provide citations when you draw on specific primary or secondary sources whether or not you quote. You can either include the citations in the text of the project, or attach a separate sheet of paper

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Political History: A Case Study of the Chinese Revolution in 1949

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Role of the Chinese Revolution of 1949
Introduction
The Chinese revolution that occurred in 1949 can be defined as one of the most vital political step
that led to the present-day People’s Republic of China. In fact, Hirst (2015) asserts that this
revolution led to economic growth in China as there was an increase in the growth of per capita
GDP. Moreover, this revolution had a centralized role in bringing change to the political sphere of
the Chinese people since it was the beginning of an unprecedented era. With the political upheaval
of the Communist Party, western countries such as the United States cut their diplomatic ties with
the Asian country. Nonetheless, with the new leadership, the Chinese civil war was halted and the
people of China brought to a united front.
In a bid to understand this concept; this article aims at looking at China’s revolution from the
Chinese Communist Party point of view (Zedong, 1939). While the party’s objectives remained
the same, there existed several other conceptual aspirations that, in a way, laid down aspectual
symmetries for the conflicting parties–– the Chinese Communist Party and the Nationalist Party.
Thus, the revolution saw an end to the civil strife and led to a rather unified nation. However, to
reach this point, China needed to accept the policies introduced by Mao Zedong for the people’s
benefit.
Reasons why the idea of the People’s Republic of China was initially opposed
In 1949, the Communist Party leader avowed the consolidation of the People’s Republic of China
to bring a halt to the civil strife that had been going on for about two decades. With regards to the
destructiveness brought about by the wars that had been witnessed, Mao Zedong saw it appropriate
to form a collective party that would be able to come into terms with the fact that China needed to

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be salvaged from its wars (Zedong, 1939). The main agendas for this party included the restoration
of p...


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