Cultural Revolution

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Calque of Chinese 文化大革命 (Wénhuà Dà Gémìng)

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Cultural Revolution

  1. (historical) The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of the Communist China.
    • 1978, Nixon, Richard, RN: the Memoirs of Richard Nixon[1], Grosset & Dunlap, →ISBN, LCCN 77-87793, OCLC 760525066, OL 7561812M, page 569:
      From briefing material I was aware that Chiang Ching was an ideological fanatic who had strongly opposed my trip. She had led a checkered and contradictory life, from her younger days as an aspiring actress to her leadership of the radical forces in the Cultural Revolution of 1966. For many years she had been Mao's wife in name only, but there was no better name in China, and she had used it for all it was worth to build up her personal faction of supporters.
    • 1990, quoting Chen Yizi (陳一諮), Children of the Dragon: The Story of Tiananmen Square[2], →ISBN, LCCN 89-49544, OCLC 924759863, page 48:
      The Cultural Revolution created enormous dislocations in the Chinese economy and society.[...]During the Cultural Revolution I was exiled to Xincai County in Henan Province. There, 36 percent of the people starved to death in the early 1960s.
    • [1998, Dittmer, Lowell, Liu Shaoqi and the Chinese Cultural Revolution[3], M.E. Sharpe, →ISBN, LCCN 97-41292, OCLC 37663511, page 5:
      Liu’s person and his public meaning became completely estranged: the former was cut off from the instruments of policy and sequestered in his official residence at Chungnanhai, but the other “Liu” became the animating spirit of opposition against which the GPCR was waged, and indeed proved so dauntless and resourceful an opponent that he could be vanquished only after two years of fierce “struggle.”]
    • 1999, “Beijing”, in The Book of the World (Atlas), Second United States edition, Macmillan, →ISBN, LCCN 98-20881, OCLC 1144581951, page 367, column 2:
      Not until 1421, when all the temples and palaces necessary for the imperial ceremonies needed to reconcile Heaven and Earth had been built, did Emperor Yongle dare to make the great move. Beijing, the "Northern Capital" replaced Nanjing, the provisional "Southern Capital." The Heavenly Temple and the Altars of Earth, Moon and Sun, Nine Dragon Wall and Echo Wall, Drum Tower and Bell Tower all testify to the artistry of that era. Though damaged during the chaos of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), they have since been restored and now once again evoke the wonder and admiration of visitors.
    • 2010, Bush, George W., Decision Points[4], →ISBN, OCLC 1089496474, OL 24416755M, pages 22-23:
      In 1975, China was emerging from the Cultural Revolution, its government’s effort to purify and revitalize society. Communist officials had set up indoctrination programs, broadcast propaganda over omnipresent loudspeakers, and sought to stamp out any evidence of China’s ancient history.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Cultural Revolution.
  2. (historical) The Iran's Cultural Revolution of 1980-1987.
  3. Any reform movement in which a national government aims to radically change its country's political, social, economical and cultural values.

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