The Anti-traditionalism of the May Fourth Movement and Academic Freedom

  • Yijie Tang
Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)


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.


Traditional Culture Chinese Philosophy Great Learn Traditional Chinese Culture Modern Democracy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yijie Tang
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  1. 1.Peking UniversityBeijingChina

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