Definition of Hundred Flowers in English:

Hundred Flowers

Pronunciation /ˈhəndrəd ˈflou(ə)rz/ /ˈhəndrəd ˈflaʊ(ə)rz/

proper noun

  • A period of debate in China 1956–57, when, under the slogan “Let a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend,” citizens were invited to voice their opinions of the communist regime. It was forcibly ended after social unrest and fierce criticism of the government, with those who had voiced their opinions being prosecuted.