Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - 1911 monarch overthrown 1915 republic of China...

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1911, monarch overthrown 1915, republic of China o People began to question the viability of the republic o New Culture Movement o Lu Xun Professor in literature department greatest writer in 20 th century China Doctor went to Japan to study medicine Decided science was not the main problem Convinced 1911 revolution was bogus, nothing changed Analysis was wrong, solution was wrong, as a result consequences didn’t achieve the goals that revolutionists had in mind Problem was culture 1911 revolution didn’t address culture China cannot make progress/achieve goals such as achieving national sovereignty until we address the culture issue Youth was more easily influenced/changeable than older individuals o Very suspicious of politics o 1915-1919 Cultural movement 1919 WWI o China helped with laborers in France o Expected Chiantung back from Germany Given to Japan in Treaty of Versailles o May 4 th movement Went on for many years, intellectual movement
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