The passage below gives a small description of some key political dates in recent Chinese history (中国现时代). While it is definitely lacking on the details, the repeated use of certain vocabulary is excellent for learning!

Key words

社会主义 – Socialism.

现代化 – Modernise. The character 化 is really key in Chinese for being the verb suffix for -ize or -ify  (as the main two examples). Another example might be 美国化 meaning “Americanise”.

文化大革命 – Cultural revolution. Also seen below is 文革 which has the same meaning.


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