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

כריכה קדמית
Oxford University Press, 2015 - 235 עמודים
The May Fourth movement (1915-1923) is widely considered a watershed in the history of modern China. This book is a social history of cultural and political radicals based in China's most important hinterland city at this pivotal time, Wuhan.

Current narratives of May Fourth focus on the ideological development of intellectuals in the seaboard metropoles of Beijing and Shanghai. And although scholars have pointed to the importance of the many cultural-political societies of the period, they have largely neglected to examine these associations, seeing them only as the seedbeds of Chinese communism and its leaders, the most prominent of these being Mao Zedong.

This book, by contrast, portrays the everyday life of May Fourth activists in Wuhan's cultural-political societies founded by teacher and journalist Yun Daiying (1895-1931). Rahav examines how the radical politics in the hinterland urban centers developed into a nationwide movement that would provide the basis for the emergence of mass political parties, namely the Nationalist Party (Guomindang) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

 

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Introduction
1
1 Seeds of Radicalism in a Hinterland Metropolis
13
2 We Are Not Powerless Chinas Affairs Are Not Hopeless
46
3 A Communal Bookstore
81
4 Sociability and Ideology
106
5 From Societies to Party
125
Conclusion
146
List of Characters
155
Notes
159
Selected Bibliography
209
Index
223
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Shakhar Rahav is a lecturer in Asian Studies at the University of Haifa. His work has been published in Chinese, Hebrew, and English in The China Quarterly and Twentieth Century China.

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