The criticized Confucian ideals through symbolism and situational conflict in stories
regarding the experience of the every day person in then-modern China.
o What did May Fourth Intellectuals call for in their essays?
o Why did they criticize classical Chinese culture, and which elements of this
classical culture did they particularly reject?
o What was it, who were its editors, what were its dates of publication?
o What was the influence of this magazine upon the “New Culture” movement in
o What kinds of texts and ideas were published in this magazine?
o How did literature at times meld with ideology in this journal, especially as China
moved toward the establishment of Communism?