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positions (2004) 12 (2): 329–376.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Hiroko Sakamoto Translated by Rebecca Jennison 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 The Cult of “Love and Eugenics” in May Fourth Movement Discourse Hiroko Sakamoto “Great Teacher, Democracy! Great Teacher, Science!” This was indeed...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 569–599.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Fabio Lanza This essay questions how we can interrogate the emergence of politics, specifically student politics, without reducing it to the manifestation of an established social category (in this case “students”). By examining the case of Beijing University during the May Fourth movement...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 517–546.
Published: 01 August 2020
... to do so largely because it took place at a time when there was no unified Chinese nation to speak of, and the CCP still framed its Marxist rhetoric in a May Fourth lens. An examination into the proletarian women’s movement therefore problematizes Cold War narratives about the antithetical relationship...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 356–381.
Published: 01 May 1994
... in Leven- son’s hands. Second, the May Fourth era, the spiritual fountainhead of modern Chinese intellectuals, is seldom mentioned in the text and com- pletely disappears from chapter titles. Instead, Levenson subsumes this piv...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 449–466.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of the Cultural Revolution, the field of literary research in China became invigorated.1 While scholars favorably evaluated May Fourth and New Era literature,2 they basically rejected 1930s left-wing literature (including resistance war literature...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 29–68.
Published: 01 February 2001
... my treatment of the history of these two concepts in the past century into three periods: late Qing, May Fourth, and the 1930s. In the 1900s we saw the rise of Chinese populism. In order to save China, intellec- tuals now found that the great...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 580–608.
Published: 01 August 2007
... castration in the process of modernization. May Fourth doyen Lu Xun, for example, obsessively compares a weakened China to feminized performers.11 Another May Fourth writer, Zheng Zhenduo, is openly hostile to female imperson...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 160–193.
Published: 01 February 1993
... of the traditional, Chinese, and familial (rep- resented by the older generation). Such rhetoric turns into a driving force behind most of the radical discourses of selfhood, nationhood, and moder- nity in the May Fourth era. Since...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 570–602.
Published: 01 August 1994
..., and violence. In the work of May Fourth-era critical realists like Lu Xun, execution grounds, battlefields, riot-torn streets, and homes sundered by domestic violence are privileged sites through which politics, society, and culture...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 287–306.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of Modern Chinese Thought: Liberating the Object and an Inquiry into the Modern Wang Hui translated by Tani Barlow Shu Wei: In the s your research interests focused on literature, mostly the work of Lu Xun, and then gradually you turned to the May Fourth...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 255–280.
Published: 01 February 1995
..., trans. 1. Preface In China today, women are trapped in a paradoxical dilemma and a vicious cycle of absurdity. The female sex that emerged on the horizon of history after the May Fourth movement (1919-1930s),and finally...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 69–96.
Published: 01 February 1995
... that happened in the cultural scene in China. In this rapidly chang- ing cultural debate of the early twentieth century, Lin Shu’s own identity is repeatedly reconstructed, vis-i-vis the Reformists, and then vis-i-vis the May Fourth...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 409–433.
Published: 01 May 2008
... translations have always been problematic since the time of the May Fourth Movement, when crying-related texts in Chinese literature were cast as a significant link between collectivity and individuality. Historians took pains...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 695–727.
Published: 01 August 2002
.... For many intellectuals of the May Fourth era, the collection of children’s folk songs played a central role in theoretical and practical efforts to develop a new vernacular literature.9 The creation of a modern children’s literature, whether by way...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 825–844.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., translated and with an introduction by I- Yi Hsieh Translator s Introduction Known for his anarchist position among the May Fourth generation, Huang Wenshan (1897 1982) and his intellectual trajectory are emblematic of the anarchist wing within Chiang Kai- shek s Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 283–305.
Published: 01 May 1995
... May Fourth, Chinese art, politics, science, and language became subjects of intense examination in a moment of great inventiveness. But this, of course, is the crucial difficulty: the very catastrophes experi- enced under Marxist state...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 286–287.
Published: 01 February 1993
... Literature,” will appear in Ellen Widmer and David Der-wei Wang, eds., From May Fourth to June Fourth: Fiction and Film in Twentieth-Century China. Donald M. Lowe has just retired from teaching at San Francisco State...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 669–694.
Published: 01 August 2002
... the enlightenment of May Fourth as well as the 1980s,is now being dissolved into bits and pieces of consumer items and momentary thrills,into decentered,free-floating “sub- jectivity” or its schizophrenic abandon. With this,historical consciousness...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 239–251.
Published: 01 February 1998
... necessary to consider earlier debates over culture. Although the May Fourth movement and the 1980s debates had their own distinct contexts and issues, the manner in which their respective questions were framed was in fact quite similar...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 827–850.
Published: 01 August 1999
... in twentieth-century China.4 As with the film, the Web site brings together in a coherent fashion a vast archive of images: black-and- white photographs from the May Fourth period, broadcast news coverage of the founding of the People’s...