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Ying-shih Yü

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178600

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.001.0001

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The Radicalization of China in the Twentieth Century

The Radicalization of China in the Twentieth Century

Chapter:
(p.178) 8. The Radicalization of China in the Twentieth Century
Source:
Chinese History and Culture
Author(s):

Ying-shih Yü

, Josephine Chiu-Duke, Michael S. Duke
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0008

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 step by step, from the National Essence group through constitionalists, revolutionaries, May Fourth Movement to Mao Zedong, the radical ideas held by Chinese intellectuals rose and fell in quick succession according, by and large, to the inner logic of the world of thought. It sees this radicalization of the Chinese mind as growing out of the marginalization of China in the world and the marginalization of intellectuals in Chinese society.

Keywords:   Radicalization, May Fourth Movement, Tradition, Revolution, social Darwinism, marginalization

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