Red Guard

Origin of Red Guard

1965–70; translation of Chinese hóng wèibīng
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British Dictionary definitions for red guards

Red Guard

noun
  1. a member of a Chinese youth movement that attempted to effect the Cultural Revolution (1965–71)
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red guards in Culture

Red Guards

Loosely organized bands of militant communists who followed Mao Zedong in attacking conservative or bourgeois elements in China during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.

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