Mao Zedong and the new china

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"Great plans are being made, A bridge will fly to join the north and south A deep chasm become a thoroughfare the mountain goddess, if she still is there, will be startled to find her world so changed." -Mao Zedong- (Cowie, 1986, pg 91) Between 1949 and 1953 Mao Zedong and the communist party transformed China, building a new society in place of the old. Chairman Mao Zedong and the Communist party announced to the Chinese people on October 1…

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…with constant challenge but Mao Zedong's most challenging task was one that had destroyed even the greatest leaders; Mao Zedong had to successfully hold China together as one united country, after 50 years of disunity and civil war. (Brooman, 1988, pg 28) Mao Zedong can be credited with the success of China's unity and the bringing of China into the 20th Century despite that in later years he was responsible for the destruction of the China he built.