Readership: The general reader interested in China, students and lecturers of twentieth-century world history, Chinese history, comparative
history, and politics.
Rana Mitter, Lecturer in the History and Politics of Modern China at the Unversity of Oxford
Review(s) from previous edition"Breathtaking and authoritative - Graham Hutchings, former China Correspondent, Daily Telegraph
"An impressive and inventively researched book" - Financial Times
"With compelling prose and insightful analysis, Rana Mitter paints a brilliant, lively portrait critical to understanding the soul of modern China" - Iris Chang, New York Times best-selling author of The Rape of Nanking
Part I: Shock
1: Flashpoint - Beijing, May Fourth, 1919
2: A Tale of Two Cities: Beijing, Shanghai, and the May Fourth Generation
3: Experiments in Happiness: Life and Love in New Culture China
4: Goodbye Confucius: New Culture, New Politics
Part II: Aftershock
5: A Land of Death: Darkness over China
6: Tomorrow the Whole World Will Be Red: The Cultural Revolution and the Distortions of May Fourth
7: Ugly Chinamen and Dead Rivers: Reform and the 'New May Fourth'
8: Learning to Let Go: The May Fourth Legacy in the New Millennium