Origin of Cultural Revolution
translation of Chinese wénhuà gémìng
Also called Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
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- (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 peopleAlso called: Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
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Word Origin and History for cultural revolution
1966, from Chinese, translation of Wuchan Jieji Wenhua Da Geming "Proletarian Cultural Great Revolution."
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