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An Analysis of Anti-Traditionalism in the New Culture Movement

Social Sciences in China

Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017

 

SPECIAL ISSUE: INTELLECTUAL ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE LITERARY REVOLUTION: CONNOTATIONS AND BACKGROUND COLOR OF NEW CULTURE MOVEMENT

 

An Analysis of Anti-Traditionalism in the New Culture Movement

(Abstract)

 

Chen Weiping

 

The New Culture Movement aimed to criticize feudal despotism, and reach the goal of rebuilding the foundation of a new culture by clearing away dregs in traditional culture. Regarding the outstanding traditional culture of China, the New Culture Movement did not hold a totally negative attitude; instead, it emphasized to take a scientific spirit in the investigation into traditional culture, and put the thought of traditional culture into a modern system for the revival of traditional culture while it broke with the tradition of studies of Confucian classics.

 

Keywords: New Culture Movement, outstanding cultural tradition, modern science system