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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 17. July 18th, 1973

Popular Study of Marxism—Leninism

Popular Study of Marxism—Leninism

Because class struggle is continuing in Chinese society great emphasis is placed on the popular study of Marxist-Leninist works, so that people can combine their practical experience of building socialism with a theoretical understanding of how society operates in general. In communes, schools, factories and housing settlements people spend a few hours a week studying Marxist—Leninist works, especially the works of Chairman Mao.

When we visited a housing resettlement area in Shanghai we were taken to see a small factory where housewives were making glassware products such as filaments for light bulbs. On the way out of the factory we noticed a group of women who appeared to be sitting round enjoying a cup of tea. "What are you doing," we asked. "Studying Lenin's work State and Revolution was the rather staggering reply.