mountaintopism

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Etymology[edit]

mountaintop +‎ -ism. Calque of the (now rarely used) Chinese word 山頭主義 / 山头主义 (shāntóuzhǔyì).

Noun[edit]

mountaintopism (uncountable)

  1. (derogatory) The tendency of a provincial governor to regard the province as his own personal territory.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is associated with communist China.

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