from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A political and ideological barrier between the West and the Communist countries of Asia after the Chinese revolution of 1949.
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- n. an ideological barrier around communist China especially in the 1950s and 1960s
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It "was a challenging time for Westerners invited to go behind the 'Bamboo Curtain,' " and some members of the British delegations were reluctant to be perceived as "fellow-travellers," among them the philosopher A.J.
The Terror Behind the Bamboo Curtain – Dave remembers this story being rewritten again and again.
As the Bamboo Curtain opened, Americans and Chinese learned about each other all over again.
We were going through the Bamboo Curtain, and the only reason for putting a man into Chengdu airport was to have him report to London if he saw us being hustled into a van.
The second came two years later, for "China '72: A Hole in the Bamboo Curtain."
I’m sure we wrote the first episode of this one Bamboo Curtain – Herring, Wagner/Mills, Tully?