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Meaning of "Great Leap Forward" in the English dictionary

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Great Leap Forward is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GREAT LEAP FORWARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Great Leap Forward

Great Leap Forward

The Great Leap Forward of the People's Republic of China was an economic and social campaign by the Communist Party of China from 1958 to 1961. The campaign was led by Mao Zedong and aimed to rapidly transform the country from an agrarian economy into a communist society through rapid industrialization and collectivization. The campaign caused the Great Chinese Famine. Chief changes in the lives of rural Chinese included the introduction of a mandatory process of agricultural collectivization, which was introduced incrementally. Private farming was prohibited, and those engaged in it were labeled as counter-revolutionaries and persecuted. Restrictions on rural people were enforced through public struggle sessions, and social pressure, although people also experienced forced labor. Rural industrialization, officially a priority of the campaign, saw "its development... aborted by the mistakes of the Great Leap Forward." The Great Leap ended in catastrophe, resulting in tens of millions of deaths. Estimates of the death toll range from 18 million to 45 million, with estimates by demographic specialists ranging from 18 million to 32.5 million.

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Synonyms and antonyms of Great Leap Forward in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Great Leap Forward» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GREAT LEAP FORWARD

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Translator English - Chinese

大跃进
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Gran Salto Adelante
570 millions of speakers

English

Great Leap Forward
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग्रेट लीप फॉरवर्ड
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

القفزة الكبرى إلى الأمام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Большой скачок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Grande Salto Adiante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মারাত্মক সামনে লাফ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Grand Bond en avant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Leap Great Forward
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Großen Sprung nach vorn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大躍進
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대 약진
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Great Leap Forward
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Đại nhảy vọt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெரிய லீப் முன்னோக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रेट लीप फॉरवर्ड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Büyük Atlama İlerlemesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Grande balzo in avanti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Wielki Skok
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Великий стрибок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Marele Salt Înainte
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Μεγάλο Άλμα προς τα Εμπρός
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Groot sprong vorentoe
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Stora språnget
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Store spranget
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GREAT LEAP FORWARD»

Discover the use of Great Leap Forward in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Great Leap Forward and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Great Leap Forward
Great Leap Forward contains essays which explore, in a theoretical & statistical context, the results of this rapid modernization that has produced an entirely new urban substance.
Chuihua Judy Chung, Jeffrey Inaba, Rem Koolhaas, 2001
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Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating ...
" So opens Frank Dikötter's riveting, magnificently detailed chronicle of an era in Chinese history much speculated about but never before fully documented because access to Communist Party archives has long been restricted to all but the ...
Frank Dikötter, 2010
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A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth
This significant new volume in the Yale Series in Economic and Financial History invites new discussion of the causes and consequences of productivity growth over the last century and a half and on our current prospects.
Alexander J. Field, 2011
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Heroes of China's Great Leap Forward: Two Stories
" The stories are accompanied by an introduction to the Great Leap and portraits of the two writers, including their recollections of that traumatic time and the creation of their very different heroes.
Richard King, 2010
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China in Space: The Great Leap Forward
In recent times there have been three manned spaceflights, highlighting China s ambitious space program and generating worldwide interest. Future missions are planned, including a mission to go to Mars.
Brian Harvey, 2013
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Eating Bitterness: New Perspectives on China's Great Leap ...
This landmark volume liftsthe curtain of party propaganda to expose the suffering of citizens andthe deeply contested nature of state-society relations in MaoistChina.
Kimberley Ens Manning, Felix Wemheuer, 2011
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Catastrophe and Contention in Rural China: Mao's Great Leap ...
Thaxton argues that the memory of the great famine under Mao shaped villagers' resistance to the socialist state.
Ralph Thaxton, 2008
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The Origins of the Great Leap Forward: The Case of One ...
The first major study of the Great Leap Forward, this seminal volume has now been translated into English for a wider audience.
Jean-Luc Domenach, 1995
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The Origins of the Cultural Revolution: Volume II, the Great ...
This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech.
Roderick MacFarquhar, 1983
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Bureaucracy, Economy, and Leadership in China: The ...
While standard accounts interpret the GLF as chiefly the brainchild of Mao Zedong and as a radical rejection of more moderate reform proposals, Bachman proposes a provocative reinterpretation stressing the role of bureaucracy.
David Bachman, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GREAT LEAP FORWARD»

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Artificial intelligence goes head to head against an unlikely target …
This in itself represents a great leap forward in self-diagnosis. Your.MD. Culling its data from the National Health Service, the software aims to ... «ExtremeTech, Jul 15»
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Serena Williams, Megan Rapinoe are champions of trophy balancing
The field of Professional Athletes Balancing Trophies on their Heads has taken a great leap forward over the past week. First, we have Serena ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Share this story
It's a great leap forward for Frankston.” More of Mr Price's artwork has struck a chord with the Frankston community with his wind-activated ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
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U2 Unveil 'Song For Someone' Short Film Starring Woody Harrelson
After the show, Gallagher detailed the live show as "a great leap forward", notes NME, adding: "It was theatre. It starts off as a punk rock gig but ... «Music Times, Jul 15»
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Audi's A4 breaks cover
The handling of the new A4 makes a great leap forward, on the one hand sporty and performance oriented, but with a focus on comfort at the ... «The Citizen, Jul 15»
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It Ain't Over Until Fat Lady Goes On AP/E Diet - John Mauldin
I've compiled those thoughts along with my own and those of my co-author, Worth Wray, in an e-book called A Great Leap Forward? You can ... «GuruFocus.com, Jul 15»
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CONNECT THE DOTS
Under Mao Zedong, China kept out foreigners and boasted of self-sufficiency (its Great Leap Forward to industrialize with backyard steel mills ... «BusinessWorld Online Edition, Jul 15»
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What do progressives ultimately want?
Anyone standing in the way of this Great Leap Forward in America is tagged as hateful or unenlightened. Same-sex marriage was barely a ... «Newsday, Jul 15»
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Olson Names StrawberryFrog's Kevin McKeon Chief Creative Officer
... 2015 and beyond," said Mr. McKeon in a statement. "I think Olson is poised to make a great leap forward, and I'm just excited to be part of it." ... «AdAge.com, Jul 15»
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Poisoning the Well of U.S.-China Relations
... Sciences (CASS) accused “hostile Western forces” of exaggerating the number of people who died during the Great Leap Forward in order to ... «The Diplomat, Jul 15»

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