Studying Chinese Communist Ideology: Mao Zedong to Deng Xiaping
Claypool, Lisa R.
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This paper attempts to interpret the Chinese revolution by examining its ideological roots as presented in the Party Congress rules, in the Collected Works of Mao Zedong, through speeches made by Deng Xiaoping, through official propoqanda and news as presented by the Chinese Communist Party Propaganda Department, and in interviews between "China watchers" and a wide range of Chinese citizens, from peasants to prominent members of the Chinese Politburo. Frequently the sources are observations made by Western news media personnel or State Department officials whose primary concern is a careful reading of the Renmin Ribao (the People's Daily), the Hong Oi (the Red Flag), and other reports issued by the New China News Agency (Xin Hua), to catch nuances indicating future changes in policy. The secretive shroud that hangs over Chinese politics can be parted only by the almost overly-sensitive reader.