The Making of The New Culture Movement: A Discursive History

@article{Kuo2017TheMO,
  title={The Making of The New Culture Movement: A Discursive History},
  author={Ya-pei Kuo},
  journal={Twentieth-Century China},
  year={2017},
  volume={42},
  pages={52 - 71}
}
  • Ya-pei Kuo
  • Published 23 February 2017
  • Sociology
  • Twentieth-Century China
Abstract:This article argues that the “New Culture movement” as represented in current historiography was by and large constructed from 1923 to 1924. Wenhua yundong (cultural movement) was originally a common phrase referring to the post–May Fourth awakening to the power of modern mass communication. Xin wenhua yundong (New Culture movement) as a proper noun first emerged in Chen Duxiu’s polemics against alternative visions of cultural modernity in 1920. Propagandists of the Chinese Communist… 
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