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1 China: 5,000 Years of History in One Presentation Mr. Ornstein Willow Canyon High School Go Go Wildcats Go!

2 Yellow River Valley China Is One of the 4 Cradles of Civilization Chinese Civilization is Around 5,000 Years Old Starts in Yellow River Valley

3 Dynastic Rule Until 1911 China Was Ruled by Dynasties Dynasty- Family of Related Rulers Emperor

4 Mandate of Heaven Right to Rule China Similar to Divine Right Ruling Dynasties Gained or Lost the Mandate of Heaven Goal of Rulers Was to Keep Order and Prevent Chaos

5 Dynastic Cycle New Dynasty-Takes Power/Improves Conditions New Dynasty Gets Old- Corrupt, War, Taxes Natural Disasters Blamed on Old Dynasty Old Dynasty Takes Power

6 Chinese Philosophies Confucianism- Keeping Order Buddhism-Popular Because it Promised a Good Afterlife to the Poor Chinese Peasants

7 Qin Shi Huangdi Leader of Qin Dynasty Unified China

8 Other Chinese Dynasties Han Dynasty-Very Similar to Roman Empire Tang and Song-Golden Age of China

9 The Great Wall of China Built to Keep Manchurians and Mongols Out of China Fails on Both Account

10 Isolated China??? China Was More Isolated Than Other Early Civilizations Chinese Culture Was More Ethnocentric Geographic Isolation: Mountains, Deserts, Ocean

11 Ethnocentrism China views itself as the center of the Universe. Belief its culture is superior. Belief that non-Chinese are “barbarian”

12 Exceptions to Chinese Isolation Silk Road-Trade Between Europe, India, Middle East, Asia Contact with Japan, Korea, Central Asia

13 Marco Polo Increased Interaction Between Europe and Asia Visits During Mongol Rule

14 Yuan Dynasty Mongol Rule Increased Contact Between China and Other Lands

15 Zheng He Ming Dynasty Admiral Chinese Navy Was Most Powerful at time Sailed to Africa Possibly Reaches Americas, Australia

16 Chinese Isolation Ming Dynasty Abruptly Calls Back Zheng He and Destroys Chinese Navy China Reverts to Isolation China Does not Want Relations or Trade with Europe

17 Qing or Manchu Dynasty Last Dynasty to Rule China Non-Chinese Rule during time of European Imperialism

18 Decline of the Qing Dynasty European Imperialism Opium Wars Spheres of Influence Boxer Rebellion

19 Republic of China Sun Yatsen Overthrows Qing Dynasty Attempts to Establish a Democracy in China

20 Warlord Period Warlords/Military Generals Overthrow Sun Yatsen and Divide China Chaotic Period

21 Nationalist Party/KMT Sun Yatsen Forms the Nationalist Party to Combat the Warlords and Attempt to Reunify China

22 Chiang Kai Shek Takes over Nationalists after Sun Yatsen Dies. Defeats Many Warlords Nearly Unified China

23 Chinese Communist Party July 1921 Founded Mao Zedong Slowly Emerges as Leader

24 Chinese Civil War Nationalists lead by Chiang Kai- Shek vs. Communists Led by Mao

25 Unity For A Short Period of Time the CCP and KMT Worked Together to Defeat the Warlords and Unify China. Soviet Union Urged Cooperation

26 Answer: Who was leader of the Chinese Nationalists? Who was leader of the Chinese Communists?

27 The Chinese Civil War Temporarily Stops Between During WWII and Japanese Invasion of China Non-Communist Nationalists vs. Chinese Communists Chiang Kai-Shek vs. Mao Zedong

28 Supporters Nationalists- Had Support of the Rich, Middle Class, Merchants, Bankers, Manufactures Communists-Appealed to the Peasants and Women

29 The Nationalists More Money Better Equipment Support from the US and at times Stalin

30 Stalin and the Chinese Civil War Stalin and Mao Do Not Get Along. Stalin at times Supported the KMT Soviets Want to Keep Chinese Civil War Going. Soviets Want a Divided and Weak China on its Border

31 The Split April 1927 Chiang Kai-Shek turns on Communists Allies and Begins Arrests and Executions Start of Chinese Civil War

32 Nationalist Success Chiang Kai-Shek Was Initially Successful at Defeating the Communists in the Early Part of the Civil War

33 The Long March Starts Oct Communists Retreat North 80,000 Start, 7,000 Finish Mao Emerges as Leader Strengthens the Resolve of CCP

34 Bad Timing for Chiang Kai-Shek As Chiang Kai-Shek Was About to Destroy the CCP, Japan Invaded China Beginning World War II. Chiang Kai-Shek is More Concerned with Defeating Chinese Communists than Fighting Foreign Invasion from Japan. Failure to Fight off Japan costs him popular support.

35 CCP and Japan Chinese Peasants Felt the Communists Were Doing More to Fight the Japanese than the Nationalists. Japanese Occupation of Japan was Brutal

36 Xian Incident: Dec Chiang Kai-Shek’s Own Generals Kidnap Him and Force Him to Make Truce with CCP and Fight Japan. KMT and CCP Join Forces to Fight Japanese Invasion. CCP Seen as More Active

37 End of WWII World War II Ends and Communists and Nationalists Resume the Chinese Civil War Fighting Japan Drained the Nationalists of Many Resources Many Peasants Joined the Communists

38 Marshall Mission Truman Sends Marshall to Negotiate Compromise Between KMT and CCP 1.5 Million Nationalists Troops Demobilize Communists Do Not and Use Time to Train and Increase Their Army Hostilities Resume in Spring 1946

39 Problems for Nationalists Hurt by Marshall Mission Corruption Inflation Little Support from Peasants Undemocratic

40 Advantages for the Communists Strong and Charismatic Leadership Tight After Long March Massive Peasant Support/Promise Land Reform Women Support/Promised Equality

41 Communist Victory Mao Zedong and the Communists Win Control of China in 1949 Establish the Peoples Republic of China

42 Chiang Kai-shek Retreats Chiang Kai-shek retreats to the Island of Taiwan and Establishes a Non-Communist Government. Republic of China

43 2 China’s??? Chiang Kai-shek Promised to Return to China. Felt he was legitimate ruler. Peoples Republic of China sees Taiwan as part of China and is currently a “break away” state.

44 Who won or lost China? Did Communists win control? Did Chiang Kai-shek lose it? What is the fault of President Truman and his administration?

45 Truman and China 3 Billion in Aid to Chiang Kai Shek Many in Congress were Strong Supporters of Chiang Kai-shek Problems with Marshall Mission? Compromised State Department?

46 Chiang’s Loss??? Well Supplied and Plenty of Money Very Corrupt Poor Leader Failure to win Support of Peasant Poor Generalship

47 Mao’s Victory??? Tight Leadership after Long March Peasant Support from resistance to Japan and promise of land reform Better/more ruthless leadership?

48 McCarthyism and China “Loss of China” helps start wave fear in the United States that Communist Sympathizers infiltrated our government.

49 Summary??? How did the Chinese Communists Become Popular in China? How did WWII affect the Chinese Civil War? Who lost China?

50 Mao’s China Communist Totalitarian Dictatorship Cult of Personality Complete Control Over Peoples Lives Most Original Supporters are Killed or Jailed Rules Until 1976

51 The Great Leap Forward Mao’s Plan to Rapidly Industrialize China

52 Great Leap Forward Mao Wants to Make China as Industrialized as England and US All People Were to Help the Industrialization Process “Pig Iron” People Forced to Contribute All Metal in Homes Lack of Farming During this time

53 The Great Leap Forward/Great Famine Fails to Industrialize China Leads to Massive Famine Million Die

54 People Begin to be Critical of Mao Failure of Great Leap Forward Lead Some People to Become Critical of Mao Mao will Launch “Cultural Revolution” to strike at Critics.

55 Cultural Revolution Supposed to Purge China of all People who were anti- Revolutionary Mao uses to get rid of all opposition to his rule

56 Red Guard Groups of Students Brainwashed by Mao Attack, Humiliate, Embarrass, and Kill “Enemies” of Mao During Cultural Revolution. Attack Elements of Old Chinese Culture

57 Mao Dies Cultural Revolution Does Not End Until Mao Dies in China begins True Modernization After Mao’s Death


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