Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2023

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Dongxian Jiang

Second Advisor

Christopher Toulouse, Ph.D.


China’s modern ideology and political environment have shifted over time, as lessons learned from various mass movements and policies have been incorporated into its ideological construction. Analyzing these elements and their impact on modern CCP ideology is key to understanding CCP ideology and the role it plays in Chinese politics. This paper will construct a timeline of significant movements and policies throughout modern Chinese history and examine how CCP ideology was shaped by these events.. The CCP’s ideology combines Maoist ideas, such as the mass line, with ideas of patriotism and nationalism to create governmental compliance within China. It attempts to encourage participation in state-run policy and movements while discouraging non-state movements and ideology. Despite the overall success of CCP ideology, flaws have emerged in recent years due to both internal and external challenges, leading to some protest and pushback against the CCP and its policies.