What are the social effects of the Chinese cultural revolution during 1966 to 1976
The Cultural Revolution has been long regarded as a historical tragedy, bringing solely catastrophe and massive chaos to the society of China. In this essay, I am going to analyze both domestic effects that Cultural Evolution has caused to the society of China, in order to help my readers to understand the comprehensive pictures of such failed revolution. My vision for the final paper would be that the Cultural Revolution may not only had destroyed the social order, but also may had impeded the modernization of China and the development of the economy.
– Your introductory paragraph(s) should include:
An indication of your topic
The scholarly and historical context of your research
The problem and question you are addressing
Your thesis statement An indication of the significance of your topic and question (the “so what?”)
– Your thesis should be:
An answer to the question that you pose
Arguable with scholarship
Amply supported with evidence (that should come from scholarship and credible outside sources)
– Your concluding paragraph(s) should:
Summarize your argument
Reiterate and elaborate on your “so what?”
Explain the significance of your thesis
– When presenting your evidence you should:
Explain which of your claims each piece of evidence supports
Explain how the evidence supports your claims
Acknowledge the credibility of your sources clearly and correctly.
Acknowledge your sources whether you quote or paraphrase an author’s words or merely draw upon an author’s ideas Use direct quotations sparingly and only when necessary
Present information and make claims that are factually correct and from credible sources
– When addressing counterarguments or alternative interpretations you should:
Acknowledge the scholars whose positions differ from yours and the credibility of your sources
Explain how each counterargument differs from your own claims
Present the evidence that supports each counterargument Rebut each counterargument (i.e., explain why your claims are stronger)
Important: make sure to have introduction, body paragraph, counter argument and conclusion
Here’s sources you can refer on
III. Works Consulted and Annotated Bibliography with Preliminary Findings
A. Meng, Xin, and R. G. Gregory. “The Impact of Interrupted Education on Subsequent Educational Attainment: A Cost of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.” Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 50, no. 4, 2002, pp. 935–959.
This source addresses that the cultural revolution interrupted the usual educational process and caused 6 years of ceases of most schools’ regular operation. I am going to use it to point out how the Cultural Revolution harmed and caused disorder to the education system in China.
B. Andreas, Joel. “Battling over Political and Cultural Power during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.” Theory and Society, vol. 31, no. 4, 2002, pp. 463–519.
I am going to use this source to describe what the Red Guard and how it created chaos to the society.
C. Wang, Ya Xing, et al. “The Effect of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward on the Prevalence of Myopia.” European Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 28, no. 12, 2013, pp. 1001–1004.
I am going to use this source to address the Cultural Revolution not only caused social disorder, but also threatened national health.
D. Gao, Mobo. “Debating the Cultural Revolution.” The Battle for China’s Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution, Pluto Press, London; Ann Arbor, MI, 2008, pp. 13–30
This source facilitated my assertion of violence, brutality, and destruction of the Cultural Revolution. I am going to use this source to illustrate what kind of violence was happening during the ten years period and how it damaged society.
E. Pye, Lucian W. “Reassessing the Cultural Revolution.” The China Quarterly, no. 108,1986, pp. 597–612.
This source allows me to discover not only the origin and personal experience of the Cultural Revolution, but also the impact of it on the major institutions of Chinese society.