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bamboo curtain

a political and ideological barrier that impeded relations between Communist Asia, especially China, and the West from 1949 to 1972.
Compare iron curtain. Unabridged
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  • She lifts the bamboo curtain which hangs before the room at the end of the veranda and passes to her doom.

    Romances of Old Japan

    Yei Theodora Ozaki
  • A voice was heard from behind the bamboo curtain of the shrine, and the old people were informed that their wish would be granted.

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
British Dictionary definitions for bamboo curtain

bamboo curtain

(esp in the 1950s and 1960s) the political and military barrier to communications around the People's Republic of China
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for bamboo curtain

bamboo curtain

noun phrase

The barrier of secrecy and exclusion that once cut the People's Republic of China and other Asian Communist countries off from the rest of the world

[modeled on iron curtain]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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