Cultural Revolution

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Frequently Asked Questions...

Why were schools in China closed during the Cultural Revolution?

I'm doing a small paper on Ha Jin, and my teacher insists that I elaborate on why colleges in China were closed at the time. I know it had something to do with the Cultural Revolution, but why was it so?
Many thanks!


Best Answer...

Answer:

Mao and the communists were deeply suspicious of "intellectuals" because they realized Mao was a dictator and communism was a dead end economy

Look up the "great Leap forward" when teachers were sent to pick rice in the countryside to be "re-educated"

millions dies of starvation

China is still and authoritarian system but is using modern western Capitalist economic ideas and is making great advancement as the culture becomes industrialized, city dwelling and modern