COMMUNIST CHINA BY:DEJAH BROWN darkgovernment.com MAO ZEDONG BIOGRAPHY • Born December 26,1893 in XiangTan, Hunan Province, China • Died September 9, 1976 (from natural causes) • Best known as head of the Peoples’ Republic of China, 1949-1976 (27 years) • Most prominent Chinese communist during the 20th century jaybmoore.wordpress.com GREAT LEAP FORWARD • The Great Leap Forward took place in 1958. This was Mao’s attempt to modernize China’s economy. Mao wanted to modernize China by 1988 so that China would have an economy that rivalled (make equal) America. • answers.com CULTURAL REVOLUTION • The Cultural Revolution movement began in September 1965, with a speech by Lin Piao who wanted people in schools and colleges to return ti the basic principles of the revolutionary movement. Cultural Revolution was the name given to Mao’s attempt to reassert his beliefs in China. • soundpolitics.com soundpolitics.com TIANANMEN SQUARE • • The Tiananmen Square is located in the center of Beijing City. The Tiananmen Tower monument to the People’s Heroes’ Great Hall of People is at the tower. You can see Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and see the National Flag raising ceremony. huongviettravel.com CHINESE ECONOMY • • China moved from a closed, centrally planned system to a more market-oriented place. China is the world’s largest exporter (spreading goods and services around the world) • ft.com BIBLIOGRAPHY • "Mao Zedong." The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. © 1994, 2000-2006, on Infoplease. © 2000–2007 Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease. 23 Mar. 2011 <http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0831663.html>. • "The Great Leap Forward." History Learning Site. Web. 24 Mar. 2011. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/great_leap_forward.htm>. • "The Cultural Revolution." History Learning Site. Web. 24 Mar. 2011. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/cultural_revolution.htm>. • "Beijing Tiananmen Square, China, Gate of Heavenly Peace History." China Travel Agency,China Tours,Beijing Tour Packages,24/7 Service. Web. 24 Mar. 2011. <http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/beijing/tianan.htm>. • "CIA - The World Factbook." Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency. Web. 25 Mar. 2011. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-worldfactbook/geos/ch.html>.