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Deng Xiaoping(Encyclopedia)Deng Xiaoping or Teng Hsiao-p'ingboth: dng´ shou´png´ [key], 1904–97, Chinese revolutionary and government leader, b. Sichuan prov. Deng became a member of the Chinese Communist party while s...
Teng Hsiao-p'ing(Encyclopedia)Teng Hsiao-p'ing: see Deng Xiaoping.
Great Leap Forward(Encyclopedia)Great Leap Forward, 1957–60, Chinese economic plan aimed at revitalizing all sectors of the economy. Initiated by Mao Zedong, the plan emphasized decentralized, labor-intensive industrialization, ty...
Hu Yaobang(Encyclopedia)Hu Yaobang hoo´ you´bäng´ [key], 1915–89, Chinese Communist political leader, b. Hunan prov. A protegé of Deng Xiaoping, Hu became general secretary of the Communist party in 1980 and party c...
Jiang Zemin(Encyclopedia)Jiang Zemin jyäng´ z´mn´ [key], 1926–, Chinese government official, general secretary of the Chinese Communist party (1989–2002) and president of China (1993–2003), b. Jiangsu prov. Trai...
Hua Guofeng(Encyclopedia)Hua Guofeng or Hua Kuo-fengboth: hwä gwôfng [key], 1920–2008, Chinese Communist leader. He was relatively unknown until he became minister of public security and deputy premier in 1975. As Mao Z...
Tiananmen Square(Encyclopedia)Tiananmen Square, large public square in Beijing, China, on the southern edge of the Inner or Tatar City. The square, named for its Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen), contains the monument to the her...
Hu Jintao(Encyclopedia)Hu Jintao hoo´ jn´tou´ [key], 1942–, Chinese political leader, b. Jixi, Anhui prov. A hydroelectric engineering graduate (1965) of Tsinghua Univ., he joined the Chinese Communist party in 196...
Cultural Revolution(Encyclopedia)Cultural Revolution, 1966–76, mass mobilization of urban Chinese youth inaugurated by Mao Zedong in an attempt to prevent the development of a bureaucratized Soviet style of Communism. Mao closed sc...
Noyori, Ryoji(Encyclopedia)Noyori, Ryoji, 1938–, Japanese chemist, D.Eng. Kyoto Univ., 1967. Noyori was an instructor at Kyoto Univ. from 1963 to 1968. He then joined the faculty at Nagoya Univ., where he is a professor and d...
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