Read p. 180-186 (scanned p. 20-23) in the Mao Zedong and China pdf, the following excerpts from historian Paul Johnston and John Fairbank, and watch the brief video clip:

Modern Times Mao Excerpt (Paul Johnson)  and P. Johnson on the Cultural Revolution  Johnson CultRev Excerpt[1]

China new history excerpt[1] (John Fairbank)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKlpWBe6Xs&feature=related

2. Write a reflection on the above. In other words, which historians or views do you agree with and use specific Mao policies to support your position.

Additional resources that will help: Timeline China 1949-1966[1]                      ppt:  Mao’s China (updated)

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