China Under Mao

Policies

Marriage Law Reform

1950

more legal protection to women

1st 5YP

1952 - 1956

aimed at industry - follows Soviet model

2nd 5YP

1958 - 1963

heavy industry
economic growth

3rd 5YP

1962 - 1967

industry

Campaigns

Speak Bitterness Campaign

1950

Three-Antis Campaign

1951

Eradicate corruption among Party/government officials

Five-Antis Campaign

1952

Eradicate corruption among businessmen

Hundred Flowers Campaign

1957

Encouraged intellectuals to criticize the Party - then purged them

Little Red Book Launched

1962

Foreign

Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship

2/14/1950

Alliance

Mao meets Nixon

1972

China

People's Republic of China Declared

10/1/1949

Mao is the leader

The Great Lead Forward

1958 - 1962

Three Bitter Years

1959 - 1961

Famine

The Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1976

First Red Guard Group

6/1966

January Revolution

1/1967

Red Guards overthrow Party leadership in Shanghai

February Crackdown

2/1967

PLA starts to suppress Red Guard

Mao Dies

9/9/1976