Hundred Flowers


the 1957 political campaign in the People's Republic of China to encourage greater freedom of intellectual expression, initiated by Mao Zedong under the slogan “Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.”

Origin of Hundred Flowers

translation of Chinese bǎihuā (qífàng) literally, (let bloom) a hundred flowers Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019