Iron mold of soldiers at Korean War Memorial.
History

China and the Korean War

June 20, 2021

Chinese troops suffered more than one million casualties in the Korean War. However, Mao greatly elevated his and China’s stature both within the socialist camp and in the Third World. […]

Image of Chinese National Emblem.
History

China: The Land Reform Movement

June 20, 2021

The new land reform campaign was introduced across China to put an end to the traditional rural power structure dominated by the landlord-gentry class and to stimulate the rapid recovery of agricultural production. […]

Entrance to the palace museum in Beijing.
History

Mao Zedong and ‘People’s Democratic Dictatorship’

June 19, 2021

Mao Zedong adopted a dualistic policy to deal with various class enemies. While he granted full rights of citizenship and participation to all members of the laboring classes. Those labeled “enemies of the people” were deprived of all political rights and subjected to ruthless dictatorship. […]

Image of Mao Zedong
History

China: The Rise of the People’s Republic

June 19, 2021

After China’s Civil War, Mao Zedong proclaimed the birth of the People’s Republic. The Chinese economy was in shambles due to decades of revolution, foreign invasion, and civil war. To rebuild China’s shattered economy, Mao looked for help from Comrade Stalin and not the imperialist camp headed by the United States. […]

Medieval medical tools on a table.
History

The Absurd Sciences of the Medieval World

June 6, 2021

The theory of the four humors in the body was proposed by a Greek physician but it was still accepted in the Middle Ages. It was widely used to treat people and try to balance their humors. […]

A poster with Mao's image during the cultural revolution of China
History

Reversal of Fortune: The Rise of the Chinese Communists

June 3, 2021

During World War II, the Chinese communists went from oblivion to becoming the emerging leaders of China. In this stunning reversal of fortune, the key was the Japanese invasion which became a turning point in the communist history. […]

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