Definition of Maoism in English:

Maoism

Line breaks: Mao¦ism
Pronunciation: /ˈmaʊɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The communist doctrines of Mao Zedong as formerly practised in China, having as a central idea permanent revolution and stressing the importance of the peasantry, small-scale industry, and agricultural collectivization.
More example sentences
  • In contrast to Marx and Lenin, Maoism assumed a continuing class struggle even when Communism has been achieved, so that it was necessary for each generation to gain revolutionary experience.
  • Eclectically drawing from elements of anarchism and Maoism, their group favoured ‘gut politics’ and were hostile to any far-reaching theoretical considerations.
  • It was a mixture of Leninism, black nationalism, Maoism and Castroism, with the teachings of developing-world theorists like Fanon thrown in.

Derivatives

Maoist

noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • In the 1970s he would align himself with the Maoists.
  • Our party has a strategic approach to uniting with others who do not share our Maoist politics and ideology.
  • The Maoists returned to peace talks, agreeing on a cease-fire with the government, on Jan.29.

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