The Anti-traditionalism of the May Fourth Movement and Academic Freedom
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It is almost seven decades since the May Fourth Movement. How should we evaluate this great movement—how much “science and democracy,” the goal of the movement, have been achieved? Especially, how should we navigate our cultural development under its shadow? These are still issues requiring exploration. At the core of the problem is the relation between tradition and modernity. This paper intends to provide my view on certain points of the issue, not a comprehensive evaluation.