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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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Then they discuss sources of violence in the Cultural Revolution and its periodization and definition.
By 1968, the Cultural Revolution was convulsing the country.
The Leader of the Revolution expressed regret that the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution has shown neglect in supervising endorsement of the document, and said, "I am disappointed at the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution.
This dilution of authority, Frank DikE[micro]tter maintains in his latest book, was the key trigger which prompted Mao to launch the series of 'revolutions' that followed - the Hundred Flowers Bloom, the Great Leap Forward and finally the Cultural Revolution - in a bid to regain control.
You can infer that the dazibao written during the Cultural Revolution were forms of propaganda meant to attack representatives of the old order--teachers, authorities, etc.
For Xi, the events of the Cultural Revolution hit close to home.
Abstract: Great forces have changed China's society and economy since the Cultural Revolution ended.
It's a reminder of the continuing sensitivity of the topic 6 35 years after then-leader Deng Xiaoping presided over an official resolution on the Cultural Revolution, dubbing it the cause of "disaster and turmoil," and the heaviest setback the party, nation and people had suffered in the Communist era.
Jiang Qing designated the ballet as one of eight yang ban xi, or model works, to guide the creation of proletarian art and literature during the Cultural Revolution.
3) For example, Zhao exemplifies a strong work ethic typical of many Chinese who experienced the hardships of the Cultural Revolution.
The prequel to the beloved Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters series by Kay Bratt, "The Palest Ink" depicts Benfu's coming-of-age during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution.