Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-312) and index.
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.
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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