Minds Unfettered and the Rival Spirits of May Fourth

Last week brought the 100th anniversary of the start of the May Fourth movement, a pivotal moment in China’s post-imperial history triggered by anger at the country’s mistreatment in the Versailles settlement after World War One. The Chinese Communist Party, founded in the movement’s aftermath, aggressively asserts its claim to the long contested “Spirit of … Continue reading Minds Unfettered and the Rival Spirits of May Fourth