Awakening Age 觉醒年代 Episode 17 Recap
The performance of the students received a round of applause. The students wanted to go to school and perform publicly on the street. The gentlemen and ladies offered encouragement and praise one after another. Cai Yuanpei highly praised the performance of the students, especially praised the novelty and courage of Liu Mei’s disguise as a man. He very much agreed and supported them to perform.
Jin Luan and Zhang Fengzai, the support girls of Zhang Changli in Hualiu Alley, went into the room and talked. Lin Shu became angry and insisted on rushing to the presidential palace to sue Chen Duxiu and Cai Yuanpei, but was stopped by himself. Although Lin Shu is a woman and child, it is a facade. With his aura, they can do a lot of things. The most urgent task is to stop the students from performing dramas. They famously scolded Lin Shu so that the old man couldn’t bear it.
Zhang Changli and Lin Shu have already spoken with Wu Bingxiang of the Police Headquarters, requesting that the performance be banned in the name of inciting the public to disturb public order and slander. He did not come forward and asked Zhang Fengzai to go to Chief Wei of the police station with a cash ticket, and he also settled in to find some people to stir up the atmosphere on the spot and make things worse.
The students were performing on the street, and suddenly a group of policemen rushed over to tear their curtains and named Deng Zhongxia, Zhao Shiyan, Chen Yannian, and Liu Mei to take them back to the police station in the name of the mastermind. Deng Zhongxia kept calm and asked the students not to conflict with the police. They agreed to go back to the police station with the police. Cai Yuanpei called Wang Daxie. He, the secretary of state and acting president, is responsible to Peking University.
Wang Daxie has already inquired about the police station and said that only one of the four is a student of Peking University. Cai Yuanpei said angrily that three of them were students from the French Training Center. The street performance was also supported by Peking University, and they were all his Cai Yuanpei students. Wang Daxie is rushing to deal with the matter, but Wu Bingxiang, the director of the Beijing Normal Police Department, has not been able to contact him. He had to let Cai Yuanpei first stabilize the situation at Peking University and not cause any problems.
Cai Yuanpei bluntly said that his office is already crowded with students, and if Wu Bingxiang does not let go, he will bear the consequences. Wu Bingxiang finally called, but he asked Cai Yuanpei to go to the police station for an interview, saying that the situation was complicated and the guarantee procedure was required. Cai Yuanpei immediately ridiculed them not to follow the procedures for arresting people, but to follow the procedures for releasing people. After hanging up the phone, Cai Yuanpei quickly notified Chen Duxiu to go with him.
Chen Yannian and the other four were very happy in the classroom, and Zhao Shiyan and Deng Zhongxia were not afraid of playing with crutches. The prison guards came in to scold them, but they couldn’t do anything because they were ordered by their superiors, and they had to ask them what they wanted. Zhao Shiyan asked for foreign documents to be basically translated into Chinese, and Deng Zhongxia also asked for clean water, towels, and tooth powder. The prison guards were itchy but they could only follow the requirements.
Cai Yuanpei, Chen Duxiu, Li Dazhao and Hu Shi came to the police station together, and Wu Bingxiang greeted them at the door. Chen Duxiu and Cai Yuanpei have been repeatedly accused of deceiving people, slandering sages, and encouraging students to engage in activities that disrupt public order. Chen Duxiu asked sharply, since it was accusing him, why didn’t he come to arrest him directly, but arrest his students. Wu Bingxiang smiled and used Chen Duxiu’s identity as a fellow villager.
He took off his hat and sat down, explaining that he had not arrested him because he had not found evidence that Chen Duxiu had been in direct contact with the law, and he took four students today because of them Indeed broke the law. Hu Shi asked the students what law they had violated. Wu Bingxiang took out a report letter, saying that they had disturbed public order and had a bad influence, and the evidence was complete.
Cai Yuanpei wanted to take the students away. Wu Bingxiang said that as long as they fulfilled the release procedures and filled out the insurance policy to assume the corresponding legal responsibilities, they could release the students, otherwise they would have to follow the rules. Cai Yuanpei looked at Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao about to fight, and quickly said that he should fill out the insurance policy. Several people came to the class room and looked at the four people who were still studying seriously in the prison.
Wu Bingxiang didn’t admit that all Cai Yuanpei’s students were talents. The teachers and students bowed to each other, Cai Yuanpei’s eyes were slightly red, and he felt guilty as the head of the school. Chen Duxiu blamed her son for not being able to fight even in a fight, and said that they had to adapt more, and perhaps they would have to come in more often in the future. Chen Duxiu entered the cell and took the children’s coats and returned the book to Wu Bingxiang. Such fearless provocation made Wu Bingxiang really helpless.
When Chen Yannian returned home, Chen Duxiu wanted to celebrate his going to jail, and he had to prepare for frequent entry and exit. Chen Duxiu is going to break his pledge not to talk about politics for 20 years. This is a break from the cocoon and a new life.
He talked with Yannian about the anarchist theory of mutual assistance, and he encouraged him to find an opportunity to do an experiment, and to make comparisons and identifications. He tried his best to promote the socialist ideology of the October Revolution to Yannian, so that he must study with interest in public ownership. This tough attitude made Yannian very dissatisfied, and thanks to Junman interrupting the father and son, finally stopped arguing.
On the way back to the training hall, Yannian Qiaonian met Mao Zedong who was reading under a street lamp, watching such a serious student Yannian stepped forward to greet Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong had Zhang Shizhao’s help in organizing the Hunan work-study program to stay in France. He was very happy to hear Mao Zedong’s name Yannian, but he read a lot of his articles.
Mao Zedong also studied the anarchist theory of mutual assistance, which made Yannian very happy. He called Mao Zedong a comrade and even gave him pastries who hadn’t finished eating. Mao Zedong was going to Peking University to find his mentor Yang Changji the next day, and wanted to attend Chen Duxiu’s class. Qiao Nian smiled and assured him that he would definitely hear Chen Duxiu’s lesson, because Mr. Zhong Fu was their father.
Young Mao Zedong came to the Peking University campus alone. He looked at this ancient and solemn school, and his vigorous students were full of awe and envy. On the way, Mao Zedong happened to meet Cai Yuanpei. He knew that Mao Zedong’s name also admired him. Yang Changji had communicated with him. He allowed Mao Zedong to listen to Peking University.
Mao Zedong finally met Li Dazhao, and Li Dazhao was very satisfied with this hardworking young man. Li Dazhao shook his head slightly when he heard that he liked to read books about anarchism, but fortunately, Mao Zedong could not talk about faith. Li Dazhao mentioned to him about the Russian October Revolution and the “Communist Manifesto” and said that he could study with him in the future.
Guo Xingang reported that Zhang Fengzai was the main envoy of the student arrest. He saw him call the police, and the gangsters at the scene were all called by his subordinate Liu Yipin. But Guo Xingang was very angry about the teacher’s remarks that he only believed in the so-called evidence.
Fu Sinian and the assistant of the book lost their tempers because the library was not looking for books in time. Mao Zedong explained to him for his companions and wanted to find them on his behalf, but Fu Sinian angrily wanted to respond to Li Dazhao. Chen Duxiu happened to be looking for books in the library, and she turned around and saw Mao Zedong walked up to shake hands with him, introduce himself, and help him out.