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Examples of Integrated, Multi-set Concept Schemes (Annex 6)

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See other Examples of Integrated, Multi-set Concept Schemes. The concept scheme described here is discussed in the paper on: Patterns of N-foldness: comparison of integrated multi-set concept schemes as forms of presentation (1984). This was prepared for a sub-project meeting of the Forms of Presentation group of the Goals, Processes and Indicators of Development (GPID) project of the United Nations University (UNU). The annexes were published in Patterns of Conceptual Integration. Brussels, UIA, 1984, pp. 161-204


The political system of the Peoples Republic of China makes considerable use of concepts and slogans which are grouped and often specifically identified by number. The examples included here are extracted from:

- A Comprehensive Glossary of Chinese Communist Terminology. Taiwan, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, 1978

1.1 One complete elimination: obliterate the bourgeois outlook 2.1 Two decisions: build a Mao memorial, publish his works.

3.1 Three airs: arrogance of the technically advanced, frustration of the technic- ally backward, evil of dissension.

4.1 Four, Gang of

5.1 Five loves: motherland, people, labor, science, public property.

6.1 Six checks on students: check thefts and robbers, teenagers' untimely involve- ment in love, improper work style, incorrect attitudes toward study, behavior in disrupting public property, selfishness

7.1 Seven shoulds: think about the revolution; insist on principles: expose problems trust, help, support and learn from one another: be humble and prudent; look at problems from both sides; develop a system of democratic centralism

8.1 Eight elements to be got rid of: renegades, spies, capitalist readers, landlords rich peasants, counterrevolutionaries, bad people, rightists

9.1 Nine stinking categories: the eight elements, plus intellectuals

10.1 Ten word method for fertilizers: cauterize, burn, dig, exchange, sweep, shovel, soak, heap, pick, fish

12.1 Twelve whys

16.1 .16 Points

20.1 20 Manifestations

21.1 21 Crimes

23.1 23 Articles

25.1 25 Points

28.1 28 Bolshevists

40.1 40 Articles

50.1 50 Word program

60.1 60 What to dos

70.1 70 Articles

100.1 100 Flowers blooming

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