Stephanie CHUNG

The Hundred Flowers Campaign was an intense, but short-lived, period that encouraged open criticism and discussion of the Communist regime in the otherwise tightly controlled intellectual climate of 1950s China. It resulted in another campaign aimed to purge those considered to be at the “right” of the party.

In May 1956 Mao Zedong (1893–1976), leader of the People’s Republic of China, announced that the government would relax its strict control over thought

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:52-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Governance, Movement|Comments Off on Hundred Flowers Campaign (Bǎihuā Yùndòng 百花运动)|Bǎihuā Yùndòng 百花运动 (Hundred Flowers Campaign)

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