|What was China like in 1900?
||Introductory overview through handout
notes and DVD on the Last Emperor
Careful notes from Lynch based on the excellent diagram on page
|Michael Lynch China: from Empire to
People's Republic 1900-49
Chapter 1 gives an excellent 10 page overview of the period 1900-49.
|How effectively did Mao Zedong adapt
Marxist theory to Chinese conditions during the Jiangxi and Yanan
Lynch has a statement well worth considering 'Chinese Communism
was Chinese first and Communism second'
|Michael Lynch (63) outlines the pages
needed for this. In addition to Chapter 3, Sections 1,2 and 4
(42-46, 51-54), you also need to read the whole of Chapter 6 and
make notes on 124-129. Page 130 has a useful summary diagram.
Also see extracts from (University level) David McLellan Marxism
Last year's work on Marxism in
Russia is very important for this.
|What were the causes of the Chinese Civil
||Although we identify the civil war years
as the period 1945-9, this period was more of a continuation of
earlier civil conflict going back to 'White Terror' of 1927.
||Michael Lynch. (37-40, 42-54)
|What was the significance of the Long
|Detailed map of the Long March
on The Long March
|Why did the Communists (CCP) win the
||Draw up an essay planning table that
distinguishes between Communist strengths and Nationalist
||Michael Lynch (54-60) Begin by looking at
p.65 which offers you an essay/notemaking plan on the
|Compare and Contrast the Spanish Civil
War with the Chinese Civil War.
Spanish Civil War at the IST
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