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Political Science
Jeffrey Kopstein

Democracy with Chinese characteristics 1989 Tiananmen Square “..the people’s wishes for and needs for democracy and freedom are irresistible.” Premier WJB interview with CNN Chinese meritocracy western-style democracy China in the modern era End of Qing dynasty -Lose of the war with England and Japan -Population explosion and no economic development -china was ruled by minority in qing Republican revolution Sun zhongshan Three principals Non-democratic No meeting for election Few freedoms in speaking …. Mao, great revolutionary and great nationalist -Mao ended the bonds of fuderalism -Anti-foreign -High tide of Maoist socialism 1949-56 -100 flowers movement 1956 (hundred thoughts contained) -Anti-rightist campaign 1957, Mao became a purge -Great Leap Forward 1958-1962 -Mao thought people had to work collectively -Steel manufacture depended on the great masses He thought everything could be solved by the great masses -That’s wrong, no technology improvement, no foreign investment and lots of people died Cultural revolution 1966-76 Mao called the young people (university students) to launch the revol
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