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a radical sociopolitical movement in China c1966–71, led by Mao Zedong and characterized by military rule, terrorism, purges, restructuring of the educational system, etc.Compare Gang of Four, Red Guard.

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Also called Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.

Origin of Cultural Revolution

Translation of Chinese wénhuà gémìng
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Cultural Revolution

noun

(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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