|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
associations, seeing them only as the seedbeds of Chinese communism and its leaders, the most prominent of these being Mao Zedong. This book, by contrast, portrays the everyday life of May Fourth activists in Wuhan's cultural-political societies founded by teacher and journalist Yun Daiying (1895-1931). Rahav examines how the radical politics in the hinterland urban centers developed into a nationwide movement that would
provide the basis for the emergence of mass political parties, namely the Nationalist Party (Guomindang) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).