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Cultural Revolution, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCultural Revolution, thethe Cultural RevolutionˌCultural Revoˈlution, the noun 🔊 🔊 a period in China, from 1966 to 1969, when its leader Mao Zedong tried to continue and develop the revolution that brought the Communists to power in China in the 1940s. During this period educated people, including university teachers, artists, and high-ranking government officials, were criticized and physically attacked, and many of them were put in prison or forced to work on the land. The Cultural Revolution was strongly supported by young people, especially students, and many of them joined a group called the Red Guards to carry out Mao's instructions and ideas. Little Red Book, The
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