China, the West and “The Shandong Syndrome” (II)

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Share This: Anti-Confucian Confucians In its wider sense, the May Fourth Movement applies to the historical period between 1917 and 1922 when modern China initiated the radical introduction of Western ideas of science, philosophy, literature, and ethics –including Russian Bolshevikism– … Read More

How “City of Life and Death” trod on Chinese censorship (and III)

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Share This: Behind Japanese textbooks censorship there is a sophisticated group of specialists in historical studies called nihonjinron or “theories about the Japanese.” They defend the existence of a distinctive Japanese concept of what should be considered public or private … Read More

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