In 2009 they celecbrated the 60th birthday of the PRC. Is it the same PRC it was in 1949? Certainly not. Just as you are not the same as when you were born. However when you were born no doubt there were certain expectations of what you would be like. You were likely to have brown eyes maybe, or a proclivity for dance. Maybe you were expected to be very intelligent or athletic.
What were the expectations of the PRC at its birth? How does it hold up now in 2012? Is it what Mao would have expected? Is it what the West would have expected?
The birth of the PRC. Several interesting things to note here. 1, yet another perspective on the Korean war. What’s different here?
2 – how does the PRC establish itself? How does land reform work? WhAt of the three anti and five anti campaign? What about women’s rights. Why was this at all successful?
3 – a couple new people in your terms. Liu Shaoqi and Zhou Enlai. Who are they and what are they up to?