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Meaning of "the Great Leap Forward" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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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.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD

the Gorbals
the Gower
the Grand National
the Grand Remonstrance
the Grange
the grape
the grave
the Great Bear
the Great Dog
the Great Glen
the Great Rebellion
the Great Trek
the great unwashed
the Greater Antilles
the greatest
the green-eyed monster
the Grenadines
the Greys
the grid
the grim reaper

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD

afterward
award
bring forward
carry forward
carry-forward
come forward
fashion-forward
fast forward
fast-forward
flashforward
forward
full forward
go-forward
Great Leap Forward
henceforward
power forward
put forward
rearward
small forward
store and forward
straightforward

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

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Translation of «the Great Leap Forward» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD

Find out the translation of the Great Leap Forward to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

在大跃进
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el Gran Salto Adelante
570 millions of speakers

English

the 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

o Grande Salto Adiante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্রেট লিপ ফরোয়ার্ড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le Grand Bond en avant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Leap Great Forward
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

der Große 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

Leap Great 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

il 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

το Μεγάλο Άλμα προς τα Εμπρός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die Groot sprong vorentoe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Det stora språnget
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Det store spranget
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD»

Discover the use of the Great Leap Forward in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the Great Leap Forward and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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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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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
3
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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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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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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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
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Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine
Exposes the horrible result of Mao's attempted utopian engineering in China between 1958 and 1962, uncovering a bloody trail of terror, cannibalism, torture, and murder
Jasper Becker, 1998
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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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China's Road to Disaster: Mao, Central Politicians, and ...
Chapter 2 THE ORIGINS OF THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD, 1955-58 While the Great Leap Forward emerged rapidly after Mao's rejection of opposition to rash advance at the Third Plenum, the origins of the movement are bound up in events  ...
Frederick C. Teiwes, Warren Sun, 1999
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Mao's Crusade : Politics and Policy Implementation in ...
This book is the first in-depth and original study of policy formulation and implementation during the Leap to link the roles of Mao, the central leaders, the ministries, and the province of Guangdong.
Alfred L. Chan, 2001

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

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China likely will never open all files on painful past, official says
The 1958-1961 Great Leap Forward, when millions starved to death in Mao ... and he himself teaches his students about the Great Leap Forward, Xie added. «Reuters, Oct 14»
2
Sifting myth from reality in a dark chapter of history
... marked the end of the “Great Leap Forward”, a disastrous campaign launched by Mao Zedong in 1958 ... We are not pursuing the Great Leap Forward today. «The Hindu, Jan 14»
3
11 slogans that changed China
The crucial slogan during the Great Leap Forward, a two-year campaign where Mao encouraged peasants to join together in collective farms. "Dare to think ... «BBC News, Dec 13»
4
A Most Secret Tragedy
In 1958, Mao launched the "Great Leap Forward," a manic and coercive ... led a move to review the Great Leap Forward and to halt, or at least rein in, the drive to ... «Wall Street Journal, Oct 12»
5
Documenting China's lost history of famine
The great famine that devastated China half a century ago killed tens of millions of ... The Great Leap Forward was supposed to propel China into a new age of ... «BBC News, May 12»
6
Mao's Great Leap to Famine
Historians have known for some time that the Great Leap Forward resulted in one of the world's worst famines. Demographers have used official census figures ... «New York Times, Dec 10»

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