Monday, August 26, 2013

Great Leap Forward homework

Hi people,
I have copied the Topic guide from your overview from Topic 3 at the bottom of this email. Read through it, keep up.

You won’t have a lesson with me on Friday because you’ll have the EE info session with Mr Wallace, Friday Period 5.
Due to the play, many of you will be missing from class on Tuesday.
It’s up to each person to stay up to date with what we do in class, you cannot afford to fall behind.

Today in class we did a broad outline of the GLF. Your book goes into much more detail than my PPT, and it is this type of detail that you need for future essays and the exam.

Your homework:
Chapter 3: The Great Leap Forward 1958 – 1962

Note down the key dates from the first page.

Answer these key questions below.  
Make sure your answer doubles as study notes for YOU, for year 12. You can answer in dot points. Highlight the key word or make them bold. Use headings, add images etc. You don’t need long answers, just clear ones, based on the text.

P45: What did Mao mean by the GLF?
P46: How did Mao plan to achieve industrial lift off?
P50: What was the Government’s aim in introducing State Owned Enterprises and what were the major flaws?
P51: What factors prevented the GLF from reaching its full potential?
P52: What were Mao’s limitations in economic thinking?
P55: What was the main aim of collectivisation?
P57:How far was the famine a man-made disaster.
P68: How did Mao explain the famine?
P69: What methods did Liu and Deng employ in dealing with the famine?

Paper 2, Topic 3: Origins and nature of authoritarian and single-party states

The 20th century produced many authoritarian and single-party states. The origins, ideology, form of government, organization, nature and impact of these regimes should be studied.

Major themes

Origins and nature of authoritarian and single-party states
Conditions that produced authoritarian and single-party states
Emergence of leaders: aims, ideology, support
Totalitarianism: the aim and the extent to which it was achieved
Establishment of authoritarian and single party states
Methods: force, legal
Form of government, (left- and right-wing) ideology
Nature, extent and treatment of opposition
Domestic policies and impact
Structure and organization of government and administration
Political, economic, social and religious policies
Role of education, the arts, the media, propaganda
Status of women, treatment of religious groups and minorities

Mao’s China

Origins and nature of authoritarian and single-party states
The pre-conditions that produced a single party state in China
Mao’s appropriateness as a single-party leader – applicable characteristics
Definitions of totalitarianism, authoritarianism, dictatorship, single-party state – which are applicable to Mao’s China? Why?

Establishment of authoritarian and single party states

3-antis (San-fan) campaign 1951
5-antis (Wu-fan) campaign
Fanshen – thought reform
Anti-landlord campaigns
Speak bitterness meetings
Treatment of opposition
The Hundred Flowers/Anti-Rightist campaigns, 1957
The Cultural Revolution

China, Domestic policies and impact:

The First Five Year Plan, 1952-1956 (Reforms to agriculture and industry)
The Great Leap Forward 1958-1962
The Great Famine of 1958-1961
The period of recovery 1961-1966
Domestic policies for analysis:
·         Religion
·         Women and Family (and population control)
·         Chinese Culture and the Arts
·         Education
·         Health

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