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Published: 17 March 2015

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199382262

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The Rise of Political Intellectuals in Modern China

Shakhar Rahav

  • Histories of China's May Fourth movement have focused on the seaboard metropoles of Beijing and Shanghai. This book is the first in English to look at the movement in the hinterland city of Wuhan, highlighting the ways in which hinterland activism helped shape the movement
  • Rather than focusing on ideology or organization, the book explains the movement's success in terms of social relations and social networks
  • Illuminates the period and better known activists, like Mao, from a fresh and unexpected angle
  • Offers a narrative account centered around a unique protagonist--Yun Daiying--who interacted with the prominent political figures of his day