The Socialist Education Movement

Roderick MacFarquhar

in The Origins of the Cultural Revolution

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780192149978
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670084 | DOI:
The Socialist Education Movement

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This chapter examines Mao Zedong's launch of the Social Education Movement (SEM) in China as a way to prevent revisionism. Under Mao's direction, the CCP stepped up its campaign to oppose revisionism abroad through the activities of Wu Xiuquan on his East European odyssey. Mao no longer saw the Soviet Union as the future China. The launch of the SEM would be the setting for Mao's decisive break with Liu Shaoqi.

Keywords: Social Education Movement; Mao Zedong; revisionism; CCP; Wu Xiuquan; Soviet Union; Liu Shaoqi; political history; China

Chapter.  6126 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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