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Strauss, Julia (2019) 'Contours and Templates: Assessing the Re-assessments of May Fourth.' Twentieth Century China, 44 (2). pp. 253-258.

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Although May Fourth has received an extraordinary amount of scholarly attention for decades, its contours and periodization remain blurred and contested. This article suggests that the significance of May Fourth resides in the ways in which it established a fundamentally new template for student led social movements that fused novel notions of progress with older ones of remonstrance, thus achieving transcendence in public performance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: China, May Fourth Movement, commemoration, social movement template
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
D History General and Old World
ISSN: 15215385
Copyright Statement: © 2019 Twentieth Century China Journal, Inc. This is the version of the article accepted for publication in Twentieth Century China published by Johns Hopkins University Press:
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Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2019 14:22

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