The Blue Kite: Marriage During Mao's Time
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  • World History → Chinese History → Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

A couple gets married during the Cultural Revolution in China. They begin the ceremony by paying respect to their communist leader, Mao Zedong. Afterwards, they sing a song in which they share their experience living under Mao's leadership. The song is laced with strong communist ideals, demonstrating the influence that the regime had on the people of China.

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  1. How is this wedding similar to those in the west?
  2. How are Mao Zedong and party ideology present in this ceremony?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    summarize the factors that contributed to communism in China, including Mao Zedong's role in its ris...

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