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Cultural Revolution

n.
A comprehensive reform movement in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1966 to eliminate counterrevolutionary elements in the country's institutions and leadership. It was characterized by political zealotry, purges of intellectuals, and social and economic chaos.

Cultural Revolution

n
(Historical Terms) (in China) a mass movement (1965–68), in which the youthful Red Guard played a prominent part. It was initiated by Mao Tse-tung to destroy the power of the bureaucrats and to revolutionize the attitudes and behaviour of the people. Also called: Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

Cul′tural Revolu′tion


n.
a political movement in China (1966–69) launched by Mao Zedong to restore revolutionary zeal.
[translation of Chinese wénhuà gémìng]

Cultural Revolution

1965–68 A Chinese youth-led mass movement inspired by Mao Zedong to change popular ideology. It wrecked many lives and cultural institutions.
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Noun1.Cultural Revolution - a radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard; intended to eliminate counterrevolutionary elements in the government it resulted in purges of the intellectuals and socioeconomic chaos
revolution - a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving; "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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AMY QIN | NYT Syndicate CHINA'S Cultural Revolution, the decade-long campaign remembered for its fanaticism and upheaval, began in 1966 and was enforced by radicalised students who pledged to put the Communist Party ahead of self.
In the aftermath of China's Cultural Revolution, the collapse of totalitarian government control allowed millions of people to skirt migration restrictions and move to China's growing cities, where they offered a massive pool of labor that propelled industrial development, foreign investment, and urbanization.
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In the following narrative, we recount Zhao's life during China's Cultural Revolution in Xinjiang province, her collegiate and graduate life in Xi'an, and Beijing, China and Athens, Georgia, and her work with international students in the United States.
A billionaire capitalist shadowed by his Red Guard activism during China's Cultural Revolution, Luo Ying is committed to facing down his own, and his country's, Maoist demons through the excruciating vise of poetry.
Yiching Wu offers a revisionist history of the core years of China's Cultural Revolution (1966-69) based on three case studies.
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