Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Chinese History and CultureSeventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.columbia.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CUPSO for personal use.date: 21 June 2021

Neither Renaissance nor Enlightenment

Neither Renaissance nor Enlightenment

A Historian’s Reflections on the May Fourth Movement

Chapter:
(p.198) 9. Neither Renaissance nor Enlightenment
Source:
Chinese History and Culture
Author(s):

Ying-shih Yü

, Josephine Chiu-Duke, Michael S. Duke
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0009

This article examines the history of how the May Fourth Movement in China became widely known as a Chinese Renaissance or Enlightenment. It shows why neither of these Western analogies fit the Chinese context and concludes that May Fourth is primarily an age of cultural contradictions that were both multidimensional as well as multidirectional because there were several May Fourth projects constantly undergoing changes and often conflicting with one another, and each project also had different versions.

Keywords:   Renaissance, Enlightenment, Tradition, Modernity, Revolution, humanistic and rationalist China

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .