The cultural revolution, formally the great proletarian cultural revolution, was a social-political movement that took place in the people's republic of china from 1966 until 1976. The cultural revolution, formally the great proletarian cultural revolution, was a sociopolitical movement in china from 1966 until 1976 launched by mao zedong, then chairman of the communist party of china, its stated goal was to preserve 'true' communist ideology in the country by purging remnants of capitalist and traditional elements from chinese society, and to re-impose mao zedong. The cultural revolution in china produced thousands of powerful social and political posters exhorting the chinese people in a sweeping transformation of chinese society.
The great proletarian cultural revolution: how the revolution changed chinese culture and resulted in chinese acceptance of new ideas shelley zhou. The library of congress does not own rights to material in its collections therefore, it does not license or charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material. The great proletarian cultural revolution was a decade-long period of political and social chaos caused by mao zedong's bid to use the chinese masses to reassert his control over the communist.
The dictatorship of the proletariat, the great proletarian cultural revo- lution was a struggle under socialism between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie and all other exploiting classes. Circular of the central committee of the communist party of china on the great proletarian cultural revolution may 16, 1966 to all regional bureaus of the central committee, all provincial, municipal and autonomous regional party committees, ail departments and commissions under the central committee, all leading party members' groups and party committees in government departments and people. Chinese leader mao zedong reviewing for the first time the armed forces of the great proletarian cultural revolution at the tiananmen gate rostrum on august 18, 1966 afp - getty images mao launched what became known as the cultural revolution on may 16, 1966.
The great proletarian cultural revolution can be seen primarily as mao's pursuit for ideological purity however, it was the 'revisionist' developments in the economic, political and cultural sphere that led mao to seek national rectification through revolution. The cultural revolution (1966-76) was a political movement launched and led by mao zedong in china from may 1966 until october 1976 there were three phases of its development phase i was the. What documents at the time called the great proletarian cultural revolutionary bugle to advance first sounded 50 years ago, on may 16th 1966, when mao approved a secret circular declaring.
The great proletarian cultural revolution now unfolding is a great revolution that touches people to their very soul and constitutes a new stage in the development of the socialist revolution in our country, a deeper and more extensive stage. Proletarian cultural revolution wang shouxin was a woman who gained administrative control of the bin county coal state enterprise in heileungjiang (black dragon river) province in the far north of china as a result of the political turmoil of the great proletarian cultural revolution. The decision concerning the great proletarian revolution (the sixteen points)although the bourgeoisie has been overthrown, it is still trying to use the old ideas, culture, customs and habits of the exploiting classes to corrupt the masses, capture their minds and endeavor to stage a comeback.
- the chinese cultural revolution the great proletarian cultural revolution, beginning as a campaign targeted at removing chairman mao zedong's political opponents, was a time when practically every aspect of chinese society was in pandemonium. Beijing has marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most devastating and defining events of 20th century china with silence chairman mao's great proletarian cultural revolution - a decade. The great proletarian cultural revolution (文化大革命), initiated by mao zedong as part of china's social and political transformation in 1966, changed the cultural life in the country more than any other event since the assumption of power by the communist party.
The great proletarian cultural revolution began in 1966, but, unlike the great leap, it did not have an explicit economic philosophy nevertheless, industrial production was badly affected by the ensuing decade of confusion and strife, which also left some difficult legacies for the chinese economy. The chinese cultural revolution the great proletarian cultural revolution, beginning as a campaign targeted at removing chairman mao zedong's political opponents, was a time when practically every aspect of chinese society was in pandemonium.
On may 16, 1966, mao launched the great proletarian cultural revolution to purge the country of representatives of the bourgeoisie who have sneaked into the party, the government, the army and. The cultural revolution had roots in the 1958-61 great leap forward, the collectivization of agricultural and industrial output that precipitated a famine that left as many as 45 million dead mao. The great proletarian cultural revolution is claimed by many maoists as the highest point of communism in the history of mankind maoists such as the rcp and kasama and even more anarchist leftists like michael albert see the event as evidence of the liberatory potential of maoist thought.