‘The Great Movement to Resist America and Assist Korea’: how Beijing sold the Korean War

  title={‘The Great Movement to Resist America and Assist Korea’: how Beijing sold the Korean War},
  author={Gary David Rawnsley},
  journal={Media, War \& Conflict},
  pages={285 - 315}
  • G. Rawnsley
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Political Science
  • Media, War & Conflict
The Chinese entered the Korean War one year after the creation of the People’s Republic of China. Given the considerable economic, social and political problems facing the new state after decades of foreign occupation and civil war, how did the new Communist Government of China persuade both the people and the military to intervene in a foreign war? Described as the ‘Great Movement to Resist America and Assist Korea’ and an opportunity to ‘Beat American Arrogance’, the propaganda promoted the… 
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