Cultural Revolution Overview
1. Insert and label pictures of the main characters involved on both sides of the Cultural Revolution.
2. What were the ‘Four Olds’?
3. Why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution?
4. Who were the ‘Red Guards’? You should reach here by Monday 16th January 2017
5. What was the first phase of the Cultural Revolution concerned with?
6. What was the ‘Red Guard Terror’? What impact did it have on Chinese society?
7. In what ways did this programme impact Chinese Culture (music, poetry, literature) and what was the thinking behind it? Who was the driving force of this aspect of the Revolution?
8. Summarise the main events and themes of the Cultural Revolution between 1966-69.
9. How did Mao deal with the worst excesses of the Cultural Revolution?