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The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist ChinaPropaganda in China during the CulturalRevolution took on many forms there were mass Red Guard demonstrations inTianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong pictures of Mao were put up inevery conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseriesand pamphlets and books of Maos teachings were distributed to every Chinesecitizen One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Maowhich later became known as the Little Red Book contained quotes from MaoZedong and was distributed to every Chinese citizen The history of the RedBook provides one of the best ways in which to analyze Chinese propagandaduring the Cultural Revolution and see the ways in which the Chinese governmentwas able to produce and effectively indoctrinate the Chinese people withMao Zedong Thought Official Chinese magazines from the period of 1967 to1970 are filled with many pictures of citizens holding reading and memorizingthe Red Book This proposal will trace the rise and fall of images of theRed Book in the official Chinese publication China Reconstructs This proposalwill use a graphical analysis of pictures in this publication from 1966 to1973 to show that propaganda was not just a tool of the Communist party butalso a reflection of internal power struggles within the party during theCultural RevolutionThe Red Book was written several yearsbefore it became the object of national adoration and a tool for the Cultivationof Maos personality Cult The history of the Red Book and its meteoric risefrom a hand book for military recruits to compulsory reading for all Chinesecitizens is closely tied to its developer Lin Biaos rise to power LinBiao was born in 1907 and was fourteen years younger then Mao he joinedthe communist party in 1925 and until the communists captured control ofChina was at various times in charge of resistance forces and armies ofcommunist soldiers When the communists took control in 1949 Lin Biao wasbehind Mao Zedong Liu Shaoqi Zhou Enlai Chen Yun and Deng Xiaoping inrank
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