China After Mao

Using your text books and the handout answer the following questions

1. Who were the main contenders for the leadership role after Mao?


2. What happened to Lin Biao?

3. The Gang of Four

a/ Who were the 'Gang of Four'?

b/ Why were they put on trial?

c/ What happened to them?

Leadership after Mao

a/ Who was Hua Guofeng and how was he able to come to power?

b/ How did Deng Xiaoping first take, then consolidate, his role as leader of China? (1978 Third Plenum important here)

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