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The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals, and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929

Timothy Weston

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237674
eISBN:
9780520929906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237674.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Throughout the twentieth century, Beijing University (or Beida) has been at the center of China's greatest political and cultural upheavals—from the May Fourth Movement of 1919 to the Cultural ... More


May Fourth Realism and Qi Rushan’s Theory of National Drama

Joshua Goldstein

in Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247529
eISBN:
9780520932791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247529.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains the various factors that contributed to Peking opera's transformation from a relatively loose and elastic dramatic form to a much more rigidly delimited genre used almost ... More


Tensions within the May Fourth Movement

Timothy B. Weston

in The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals, and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237674
eISBN:
9780520929906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237674.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that Beijing University was characterized by an uneasy, halting embrace of “the new,” and uncertainty as to what, exactly, the consequences were for intellectuals who claimed to ... More


The Insistent Pull of Politics

Timothy B. Weston

in The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals, and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237674
eISBN:
9780520929906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237674.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Cai Yuanpei clearly believed that fundamental cultural and social reform was a long-term process built on a foundation of new and reordered knowledge, but he also believed that intellectuals were the ... More


Popular Protest in Shanghai, 1919–1927:: Social Networks, Collective Identities, and Political Parties

Elizabeth J. Perry

in At the Crossroads of Empires: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756198
eISBN:
9780804768436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756198.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that social networks were the building blocks of collective action in Shanghai. It investigates the changing role of social networks and collective identities during China's most ... More


The Allure of the White Birch School to May Fourth Writers

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the impact of Japan's White Birch School (Shirakabaha) on the contemporary Chinese literary world. The White Birch School was one of the best organized and ideologically ... More


Introduction

Shakhar Rahav

in The Rise of Political Intellectuals in Modern China: May Fourth Societies and the Roots of Mass-party Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199382262
eISBN:
9780190238971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382262.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

This introductory chapter presents the book’s underlying questions and an overview of the study’s approach. It discusses the term “intellectuals,” and situates the book vis-à-vis the academic ... More


The Rise of Political Intellectuals in Modern China: May Fourth Societies and the Roots of Mass-party Politics

Shakhar Rahav

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199382262
eISBN:
9780190238971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382262.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

This book is a social and cultural history of political radicals during China’s pivotal May Fourth Movement (1915–1923). Whereas most narratives of May Fourth center on the coastal metropoles of ... More


The Reception of Marxism in China

Ishikawa Yoshihiro

in The Formation of the Chinese Communist Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158084
eISBN:
9780231504164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158084.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the beginning of Marxism in China. The start of Marxism in China coincides with the May the Fourth Movement in 1919, during which the country's major newspapers and magazines ... More


The Historical Context

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The book argues that the most important period for Chinese Buddhists engagement with modern science occurred in the ten years between 1923 and 1932. This chapter lays out the historical context for ... More


Highbrow Ambivalence: Fear of the Masses and Feminized Sentiment

Eugenia Lean

in Public Passions: The Trial of Shi Jianqiao and the Rise of Popular Sympathy in Republican China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247185
eISBN:
9780520932678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247185.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Although it describes a contemporaneous crime of passion that featured a female assassin by the name of Liu Jinggui, the epigraph for this chapter illustrates how, despite public interest in them, ... More


Introduction: Locating Beijing University in History

Timothy B. Weston

in The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals, and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237674
eISBN:
9780520929906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237674.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Beijing University occupies a particularly distinguished place in modern Chinese history. This study is constructed around four major contentions. The first of these is that Beijing University's ... More


Becoming Wang Jingxuan

Michael Gibbs Hill

in Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892884
eISBN:
9780199980062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892884.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Taking the infamous “Wang Jingxuan” hoax as its focus, this chapter revisits Lin’s conflicts with younger intellectuals, especially those associated with the journals New Youth (Xin qingnian), Weekly ... More


Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Richard J. Meyer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095861
eISBN:
9789882207080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book tells the story of the “Emperor of Film”, who dominated the golden age of Chinese silent movies. Jin Yan achieved his greatest stardom in the 1930s, when women literally threw themselves at ... More


National University under Siege

Timothy B. Weston

in The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals, and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237674
eISBN:
9780520929906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237674.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

The May Fourth Movement left Beijing University with two overlapping legacies as it headed into the 1920s, one intellectual and cultural, and the other political. Beida's prominence attracted ... More


The Roaring Twenties — Substituting Action for Talk

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 4 May 1919, angered at the betrayal and fired up with a justified nationalist fervour, radicalised students staged large-scale demonstrations across China. These were the first mass protests in ... More


Greener Pastures: The New Village Ideal and May Fourth Intellectuals

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the impact of the New Village experiment on May Fourth intellectuals and gauges the level of interest in the Village among writers and revolutionaries, conjecturing on the ... More


The Radicalization of China in the Twentieth Century

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This essay portrays the radicalization of the Chinese mind in the 20th century as a strategic move from “interpretation” to “discovery” on the part of the Chinese intellectual elite. It shows how ... More


What Is the Tradition of Chinese Prose Poetry?: 中国散文诗的传统如何?‎

Nick Admussen

in Recite and Refuse: Contemporary Chinese Prose Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856526
eISBN:
9780824873011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856526.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines, rejects, and revises the traditional history of the genre of prose poetry. Through a reading of Agamben, it demonstrates that during the May Fourth period, writers called a ... More


Lao She in London

Anne Witchard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Lao She's life and work have been the subject of volumes of critique, analysis and study. However, the four years the aspiring writer spent in London between 1924 and 1929 have largely been ... More


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