Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Marxism-Leninism developed in China chiefly by Mao Zedong.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The philosophy espoused by Mao Zedong of the Communist Party of China.
  • n. The act or state of living in accord with the philosophy of Chairman Mao Zedong.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A form of communism developed in China by Mao Zedong.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a form of communism developed in China by Mao Zedong

Etymologies

From Mao Zedong +‎ -ism. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Later some international parties began to use the term Maoism instead of Mao Thought.

    A Maoist critique of the CPI(Marxist)

  • I p.418 It was renegade Lin Biao who during the 9th Congress of the CPC when he had wrongfully usurped power in his hand, mischievously imposed the term Maoism and said that “Mao Zedong Thought was Marxism-Leninism of the era”.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • The Mexican system outperformed the Chinese system, which was bogged down by Maoist ideological craziness, for the next 40 years, but in recent decades, corruption and violence among the Mexican elites worsened, while China, shedding Maoism, is coming on fast.

    Applying Douglass North, et al to Iraq and China, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • "Digital Maoism" is silly - the Hive Mind is cool.

    Calacanis Diggs Meta Journalism Meets Digital Maoism for Netscape

  • But calling Maoism a "threat" helps situate the public view about this far-left movement.

    Analysis

  • We have only insufficient and conflicting evidence about what ideologies the Khmer Rouge leaders found most compelling, and it is difficult to know to what extent these beliefs, such as Maoism, were actually pervasive and convincing beyond the core group.

    Cambodia: Revisiting the Killing Fields

  • Therefore, to speak of Maoism as the enrichment of Marxism-Leninism, or, of a "new stage"

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • 'Maoism' (after all, the Congress can't be seen as anti-Islamic), but to the exact same end.

    Countercurrents.org

  • The point is that these aspersions of 'Maoism' were used indiscriminately and unjustly by the machinery of the ruling party to harass, harm and severely terrorize way too many innocent people, who had little or no idea what they were being accused of.

    Kafila

  • Another day, it's Maoism: people who never once used that word in my hearing, all of a sudden they are gravely concerned about "Maoism".

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

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