Reading: attached, notice: “Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.” Sixth Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, June 27, 1981. pages 1, 14-27 (underlined in green)

Note: this is a long document of the CCP re-writing its history. You are welcome to read the whole document, but most important are the pieces underlined in green on page 1, 14-27.

Requirements: please don’t use outside resources, you will write a reaction to one of the assigned readings of no more than 500 words. You can pick one assigned reading or multiple chapters/articles together. In each assignment, you should:

  • Identify the primary argument of the reading.
  • Evaluate the type of evidence the argument is based on. Explain it and assess strengths and weaknesses of it.
  • Describe your reaction to the piece in question. How does this reading fit into the readings for this week? Did the reading present information or a perspective you are not familiar with? Do you agree or disagree with the author? What did you find interesting about the reading?