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The Chinese Enlightenment

Intellectuals and the Legacy of the May Fourth Movement of 1919

Vera Schwarcz (Author)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 409 pages
ISBN: 9780520068377
March 1990
$41.95, £31.95
It is widely accepted, both inside China and in the West, that contemporary Chinese history begins with the May Fourth Movement. Vera Schwarcz's imaginative new study provides China scholars and historians with an analysis of what makes that event a turning point in the intellectual, spiritual, cultural and political life of twentieth-century China.
Vera Schwarcz is Professor of East Asian Studies and History at Wesleyan University.

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