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【字幕版】禁忌史話:回首文革2 風起何處 毛澤東對誰不放心

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The video delves into Mao Zedong's movement, exploring his motives, the impact on China's economy, the Great Leap Forward famine, and internal party struggles. Mao's self-criticism and the failings of the Cultural Revolution are discussed, along with Chen Kaige's reflections on Mao's leadership. The segment also touches on political management under Mao, his rise to power, and the necessity of a unique movement to eliminate certain individuals within the Communist Party. Overall, it provides a comprehensive analysis of Mao's rule, highlighting the complexities and challenges faced during his tenure.

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Mao Zedong's movement analyzed from official and non-official perspectives.
Mao redistributed power within the party, government, military, and cultural spheres, seen as representing the interests of the party and the masses.
Conflicting opinions within the Communist Party on the correctness of Mao's movement.
Ongoing debates and studies in China regarding the social nature of Mao's movement and his motives.
Importance of studying Mao's movement domestically, with some viewing him as a holy figure.
The motives behind Mao Zedong's cultural movement.
External assets and rectification of ideology were key factors.
External forces supported the internal representation of power within the Communist Party.
Significant progress was recognized in China since 1958.
The movement symbolized economic development, leading to industrial growth and societal progress.
Timeline of significant changes in the speaker's life over 50-70 years.
Arrived in England at 15, the US at 20, and back to England possibly 7 years later.
Developed into a prominent figure under Mao Zedong's rule and the CCP, leading to disputes.
Economic policies criticized for deviation from planned path, resulting in decline in China's economy from 1959-1961.
Decrease in industrial and agricultural production, financial deficits, and rise in prices and cost of living during the period.
The Great Chinese Famine of the Great Leap Forward.
Despite a decrease in food production, there was an increase in the amount of grain purchased for the people.
The famine led to widespread starvation and millions of deaths.
The Chinese government concealed the true extent of the famine, attributing it to a three-year natural disaster.
The era was marked by extreme difficulties and challenges for the Chinese population.
Feedback on Achievements and Mistakes of Great Leap Forward.
Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and Deng Xiaoping provided feedback on the successes and failures of the Great Leap Forward.
Liu Shaoqi recognized the connection between success and failure, borrowing a saying from Hunan peasants to describe the natural disasters and human errors.
Deng Xiaoping called for dissent against Peng Dehuai's policies, highlighting the importance of constructive criticism.
Mao Zedong's self-criticism at a party meeting and its impact on the Chinese people's understanding.
Mao's self-criticism received mixed responses, with some people unaware of the issue.
Despite mixed responses, Mao's self-criticism seemed to appease the public.
Liu Shaoqi's involvement in the Cultural Revolution and planning to criticize him after the 1962 Party Congress.
Experts believe that Mao Zedong's self-criticism during the public meeting was significant.
Chen Kaige reflects on Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward as a personal disaster and his prominent role in world history as a communist revolutionary leader.
Despite his success in the civil war, Chen Kaige felt unfulfilled and uncertain about his future.
Chen reflects on dismantling military forces under Jiang Jieshi's government and questions if he could have done more.
His success in the civil war led to overconfidence and arrogance, culminating in the failure of the Great Leap Forward.
Chen acknowledges the significant failure of the Great Leap Forward after his triumphant ascent.
Internal pressure within the party during Mao Zedong's rule.
Chen Kuide recognizes the difficulties faced by Liu Shaoqi.
Importance of political activities and correct execution.
Emphasis on economic and political affairs management, acknowledging Mao's mistakes in daily political tasks.
Significance of political power and its impact on governance, suggesting a need for a change in leadership approach.
Mao Zedong's rise to power and leadership in the Communist Party.
Mao's involvement in the 1953 Su-Lin talks and the 1956 Second Session of the National People's Congress.
Discussion on Hu Yaobang's secret report and criticisms of Stalin's mistakes.
Internal struggles within the Communist Party and Mao's leadership style.
Emphasis on Mao's self-confidence, ability to make tough decisions, and suspicion towards party members like Liu Shaoqi.
Discussion on the political research institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and He Luli's impact on Mao Zedong.
Mao Zedong's recognition of Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping.
Enthusiasm among Communist Party members for Mao's policies.
Internal struggles within the party during the 1962 Summer and the 9th Central Committee Plenum.
The emphasis on socialist education for officials at all levels in China and the development of socialist education post-1965.
The importance of a special movement in addressing issues within the Communist Party.
Starting a unique movement to remove specific individuals due to limitations of general party regulations.
The necessity for the Communist Party to initiate a special operation to eliminate certain people.
Borrowing the collective strength of the masses to address internal party issues.
Historical references to figures like Deng Xiaoping, Lin Biao, and Liu Shaoqi, hinting at potential political upheaval.