How is discipline enforced, or characters make choices to let things go?

China in the Maoist era was suffused with propaganda and, particularly in the cultural revolution era (1966-1976), everyday life was profoundly politicized. In the second paper explore how Ha Jin portrays the influence of politics on everyday life among Peoples Liberation Army soldiers in Manchuria. In what ways were the working assumptions of ordinary life shaped by propaganda on the theme you have chosen? Why do places do individuals in these stories either conform to break from the Party line? How is discipline enforced, or characters make choices to let things go?Take a theme from one or more of Ha Jin’s stories in Ocean of Words, and explore its relationship to Chinese propaganda posters from the time. Make use of Stefan Landsbergers extraordinary web resource https://chineseposters.net/themes/index.php to find a few posters pertinent to your theme.Some ideasLove and marriage in Maoist ChinaThe Long MarchThe role of learning in Communist societyThe threat of the Soviet UnionThe Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and Chinese society