The Chinese Cultural Revolution

Ref: C3673697

In 1966, Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution in order to reassert his authority over the Chinese government.The Cultural Revolution continued in various phases until Mao’s death in 1976, and its tormented and violent legacy would resonate in Chinese politics and society for decades to come.This course will explore and attempt to explain the Cultural Revolution, its purpose, its various phases, the events leading up to the Revolution, the personalities and ideologies associated with this dramatic event, and its outcomes both intended and otherwise

Course aim

To explore and explain the Cultural Revolution, its purpose, its various phases, the events leading up to the Cultural Revolution, the personalities and ideologies associated with this dramatic event, and its outcomes both intended and otherwise

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an improved understanding of China and the Cultural Revolution
  • Describe three key points of information relating to China's recent history
  • Demonstrate an ability to speak and write knowledgeably on China and its recent history
  • Explain how its history has impacted on China today

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • A notebook and writing implements

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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The Chinese Cultural Revolution

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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