- IPA[ˌkəlCH(ə)rəl ˌrevəˈlo͞oSHən]
- a political upheaval in China 1966–76 intended to bring about a return to revolutionary Maoist beliefs. Largely carried forward by the Red Guard, it resulted in attacks on intellectuals, a large-scale purge in party posts, and the appearance of a personality cult around Mao Zedong. It led to considerable economic dislocation and was gradually brought to a halt by premier Zhou Enlai.
- a political upheaval in China between 1966 and 1976 intended to bring about a return to ...