The invention of the new culture movement in 1919
The expression ‘New Culture Movement’ was born in summer 1919, in the intersections of academic debate, political activism, media coverage and intellectual marketing strategies. I have traced the emergence of the phrase and the discourses around it, using sources like journals, newspapers, student essays, advertisements and conference protocols.
The New Culture Movement was a buzzword, deployed by practically-minded but lesser-known intellectuals to promote agendas they had held lon...Expand abstract
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- Elisabeth Forster
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Parts of this thesis have originally been published in the journal Frontiers of History in China, vol. 9, no. 4 (2014).
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