THE MAY 4TH MOVEMENT
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1965/01/01 Simple chapter DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-022981-2.50015-6
Publisher SummaryThis chapter discusses the role of the 4th May movement in China's bourgeois-democratic revolution against imperialism and feudalism. It marked a new stage in China's bourgeois-democratic revolution against imperialism and feudalism. The cultural reform movement that grew out of the May 4th Movement was only one of the manifestations of this revolution. With the growth and development of new social forces in that period, a powerful camp made its appearance in the bourgeois-democratic revolution, a camp consisting of the working class, the student masses and the new national bourgeoisie. The bourgeois-democratic revolution can be considered accomplished only when the forces of foreign imperialism and domestic feudalism have basically been overthrown and an independent democratic state has been established. But the most important feature differentiating them is whether they came before or after the emergence of the Communist Party.
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