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Author Weston, Timothy B., 1964- author.

Title The power of position : Beijing University, intellectuals, and Chinese political culture, 1898-1929 / Timothy B. Weston.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 325 pages).
Series Berkeley series in interdisciplinary studies of China ; 3
Berkeley series in interdisciplinary studies of China ; 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-312) and index.
Contents Introduction : locating Beijing University in history -- Schools, politics, and reform in the nineteenth century -- The imperial university and late-Qing Beijing -- Instability and redefinition in the wake of the 1911 Revolution -- Between the old culture and the new -- The insistent pull of politics -- Tensions within the May Fourth Movement -- National University under siege -- Conclusion.
Summary Throughout the twentieth century, Beijing University (or Beida) has been at the center of China's greatest political and cultural upheavals--from the May Fourth Movement of 1919 to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s to the tragic events in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Why this should be--how Beida's historical importance has come to transcend that of a mere institution of higher learning--is a question at the heart of this book. A study of intellectuals and political culture during the past century's tumultuous early decades, The Power of Position is the first to focus on Beida, China's oldest an.
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Subject Beijing da xue -- History.
Beijing da xue.
Beijing da xue.
Higher education and state -- China -- History.
Political culture -- China -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- History.
Other Form: Print version: Weston, Timothy B., 1964- Power of position. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004 0520237676 (DLC) 2003002463 (OCoLC)51615300
ISBN 9780520929906 (electronic bk.)
052092990X (electronic bk.)
1417525673 (electronic bk.)
9781417525676 (electronic bk.)
1597348287 (electronic bk.)
9781597348287 (electronic bk.)