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百花齊放,百家爭鳴

MandarinEdit

hundred
 
flower; blossom; to spend (money, time); fancy pattern
(surname); even; to make even
 
to release; to free; to let go; to put; to place; to let out
hundred
 
home; family; -ist; -er; -ian; measure word for stores and schools
struggle; fight to cry (of birds)
trad. (百花齊放,百家爭鳴)
simp. (百花齐放,百家争鸣)

EtymologyEdit

  • Literally: Let one hundred flowers bloom, let one hundred schools of thought contend.

PhraseEdit

百花齊放百家爭鳴 (traditional, Pinyin bǎi huā qí fàng, bǎi jiā zhēng míng, simplified 百花齐放,百家争鸣)

  1. This phrase was used by Mao Zedong in 1957 to launch the Hundred Flowers Campaign.