Anti-Rightist Campaign

  • one of many 1950s chinese parades showing support for the communist political movement.

    the anti-rightist campaign (simplified chinese: 反右运动; traditional chinese: 反右運動; pinyin: fǎnyòu yùndòng) in the people's republic of china, which lasted from roughly 1957 to 1959, was a campaign to purge alleged "rightists" within the communist party of china (cpc) and abroad. the definition of rightists was not always consistent, sometimes including critics to the left of the government, but officially referred to those intellectuals who appeared to favor capitalism and were against collectivization. the campaigns were instigated by chairman mao zedong and, according china's official statistics, saw the political persecution of at least 550,000 people.[1][2][3]

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One of many 1950s Chinese parades showing support for the communist political movement.

The Anti-Rightist Campaign (simplified Chinese: 反右运动; traditional Chinese: 反右運動; pinyin: Fǎnyòu Yùndòng) in the People's Republic of China, which lasted from roughly 1957 to 1959, was a campaign to purge alleged "Rightists" within the Communist Party of China (CPC) and abroad. The definition of rightists was not always consistent, sometimes including critics to the left of the government, but officially referred to those intellectuals who appeared to favor capitalism and were against collectivization. The campaigns were instigated by Chairman Mao Zedong and, according China's official statistics, saw the political persecution of at least 550,000 people.[1][2][3]