Definition of Cultural Revolution

1. Noun. A radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard; intended to eliminate counterrevolutionary elements in the government it resulted in purges of the intellectuals and socioeconomic chaos.

Definition of Cultural Revolution

1. Proper noun. an abbreviation for the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of the People’s Republic of China ¹

2. Proper noun. an abbreviation for Iran's Cultural Revolution of 1980-1987 ¹

3. Proper noun. any reform movement in which a national government aims to radically change its country's political, social, economical and cultural values. ¹

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Literary usage of Cultural Revolution

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hellenic History by George Willis Botsford (1922)
"SOCRATES (Capitoline Museum, Rome) CHAPTER XX A Cultural Revolution 431-404 £/., Summary of Periclean culture. The culture of the age of Pericles rested ..."

2. Death by Default: A Policy of Fatal Neglect in China's State Orphanages by Robin Munro (1996)
"As one of China's most powerful bureaucracies, the Interior Ministry in Beijing quickly became a target of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution, launched in ..."

3. The Lessons of History: The Chinese People's Liberation Army at 75 by Laurie Burkitt, Andrew Scobell, Larry M. Wortzel, Heritage Foundation (Washington, D. C.) (2003)
"The experiences of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) during the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76 and its part in quelling the demonstrations in Tiananmen ..."

4. Crackdown in Inner Mongolia by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch (Organization, Asia Watch Committee (U.S.) (1991)
"... by the central authorities in Inner Mongolia since the Cultural Revolution provides, then, the social and political backdrop against which the evident ..."

5. South Korea: A Country Study edited by Andrea M. Savada, William Shaw (1997)
"Chun's "Cultural Revolution" In the wake of Chun's purge, the government also launched a massive reeducation program for the nation's elites. ..."

6. Planet Geographyby Stephen Codrington by Stephen Codrington (2005)
"Cultural Revolution Vi'ith the growing economic successes in China, Chairman Mao X.edong became worried that the revolu- tionary spirit he had known in the ..."

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