Cultural Identity and Local Self-Government

  title={Cultural Identity and Local Self-Government},
  author={Tze-ki Hon},
  journal={Modern China},
  pages={506 - 542}
  • Tze-ki Hon
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • History
  • Modern China
Until recently, the study of Chinese historical writings of the 1920s and 1930s has centered on “the May Fourth approach to history,” especially the Doubting Antiquity Movement (yigu yundong) led by Gu Jiegang. By privileging their historical writings as modern or progressive and labeling their opponents’ as traditional or regressive, we fail to see the full scope of the modern Chinese historical debate and overlook its social and political underpinnings. In this article, based on a close… 
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