The New Culture Movement
"Our Final Awakening" By Chen Duxiu -Primary source with questions
Overview of the New Culture Movement -Includes May 4th, from Alpha History
Overview of the New Culture Movement -Excellent
Lecture on the New Culture Movement -From 1935, useful for significance
Timeline of the New Culture Movement -Detailed, and comprehensive, pretty much all you need
Hu Shih: An Appreciation -From China Heritage Quarterly
Lu Xun 'A Madman's diary'
Impact of the new culture movement- from a modern textbook
- "By 1919 New Youth had been joined by many other periodicals aimed at young people aspiring for a New China. Magazines were filled with articles on Western ideas of all sorts, including socialism, anarchism, democracy, liberalism, Darwinism, pragmatism, and science. The key goals were enlightenment and national survival. The movement to write in the vernacular caught on quickly. In 1921 the Ministry of Education decided that henceforth elementary school textbooks would be written in the vernacular. "
did the New Culture movement differ from the may 4th movement?
-Rana Mitter's view
"The term ‘New Culture Movement’ is often used almost interchangeably with ‘May Fourth Movement’ in writing about the era. In fact, the two are not identical. The ‘New Culture’ idea emerged in significant part as a protest by elite groups shocked at a particular event: the attempts by the new Republican President, Yuan Shikai, in 1915–16 to restore Confucianism as the basis of the country’s political system and, as part of this, to have himself declared emperor."
What was the new culture movement? -Rana Mitter's view
"The term ‘new culture’ can be used more widely. When the Chinese thought about their identities, understandings, assumptions, systems of shared comprehension, that whole amorphous web which defines ‘culture’. "