How Did Mao Zedong Use Propaganda

982 Words4 Pages
There were many types of propaganda used by Mao Zedong during the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, including, banners, uniforms, slogans, parades, dances, songs, and books. Large red banners with Communist slogans and Mao’s Red Book are just a couple examples of propaganda during Mao’s rule. However, the propaganda methods with the most impact on the Chinese people’s opinion of their nation and government were the parades and dances that occurred during the Communist Party’s state celebrations. The most recognizable of these dances is the 忠字舞 (zhong zi wu), otherwise known as the “Loyalty Dance for Mao”. These dances took place to put up a false front of Communist superiority in order to convince Chinese citizens and the Western…show more content…
The Soviet Union would organize extravagant events and parades to honor May Day and the October Revolution as a means of controlling the system and the people. The CCP used similar methods of indoctrination and propaganda to implement thought reform. Through these actions, the Party is simultaneously projecting an image of an unbeatable people and fostering a sense of nationalism throughout China. As mentioned before, staples of Maoist propaganda are state celebrations, which include parades and…show more content…
The May Day and National Day festivals are still some of the most popular holidays, bar 春节 (chun jie). Chairman Mao’s portrait was carried during the 2009 National Day parade accompanied by a recording of his voice, shouting, “The Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China was founded today”. Many still shout slogans supporting Mao and proclaiming the strength of the Chinese during National Holiday processions. The most noticeable, “Long live the Mao Zedong Thought” and “The Chinese people have hence force stood up.” 5 . Mao is a huge icon in China, in the past and

More about How Did Mao Zedong Use Propaganda

Open Document