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History of the PRC – Part Eleven Posted by on Dec 20, 2010

In October 1934, Mao and the CCP began their retreat from southern China up north, in what would come to be known as the Long March (长征 – cháng zhēng). This was not just one long march, as the English name would suggest, but actually a year long process in which the Red Army marched…

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History of the PRC – Part Ten Posted by on Dec 12, 2010

For Part Ten of this history lesson, we’re going to divert from the story a bit to focus on an especially important character in this saga – Mao Zedong (毛泽东 – Máo zé dōng). These days, you still see the Chairman’s face just about everywhere you go in China. From massive statues of the man…

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History of the PRC – Part Six Posted by on Nov 7, 2010

In 1921, the Chinese Communist Party (中国共产党 – Zhōngguó Gòngchǎndǎng) was founded in Shanghai. The momentum from the May Fourth Movement, the popularity of Marxism, and the workers’ movement all came together to form the CCP.  Obviously, this is a crucial development in the story of modern day China. With the Zhili Clique now in…

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