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  • noun A wall-mounted newspaper or similar, as a popular form of communication in China.


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From Mandarin trad. 大字報, simpl. 大字报 (pinyin: dàzìbào) (“big-character poster”).


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  • There were the dazibao , the giant-lettered, largely hand-made "big character" wall posters that signaled its beginning.

    Masters of the Dark Arts

  • On May 25, a dazibao at Beijing University lambasted the university president and two close associates of Peng for suppressing political debate.


  • 20 B. Michael Frolic, Mao's People: Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China, 1980, p. 21 In one dazibao, six mass representatives from the Beijing Municipal Revolutionary Committee asserted that the committee had not met in session for four years and that of the original 24 workers, only one remained on the committee.



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