Glossary: Ch'llima, or Ch'llima Work Team Movement

DEFINITION:
Intensive mass campaign to increase economic production inaugurated in 1958; began as Chllima Movement (Chllima Undong), named after the legendary Flying Horse said to have galloped a 1,000 li in a single day; a symbolic term for great speed. Farm and factory workers were exhorted to excel in the manner of Chllima riders, and exemplary individuals and work teams were awarded special Chllima titles. The labor force was organized into work teams and brigades and competed at increasing production. Superseded in the early 1960s by the Chngsan-ni Method (q.v.) and the Taean Work System (q.v.), and then in 1973 by the Three Revolution Team Movement (q.v.).

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