The Literary Renaissance

  • Chih-P’ing Chou
Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)


The failures in the effort to bring about a good and efficient government after the nominal establishment of the Chinese Republic in 1912 forced some men to turn their attention to other problems not immediately connected with politics. They were tired of real politics and were looking around to find some more basic factors which might be made the new cornerstones for a new political order. Thus, Huang Yuan-yung (黄远庸), one of the best publicists of the day, who had spent many years in political activities, wrote these repentant words just before he left the country in 1915:


National Language Classical Language Folk Song Literary Movement Classical Style 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chih-P’ing Chou
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  1. 1.East Asian Studies DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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