Awakening Age 觉醒年代 Episode 19 Recap
As soon as Shao Piaoping’s question was raised, students and scholars in the audience began to discuss it. Chen Junda stood up and believed that the most important thing to become a qualified journalist is to be knowledgeable, and to rely on a prestigious school like Peking University to learn from the past and present. Deng Zhongxia is uncomfortable with his opinion, but Chen Junda believes that China is now full of tabloid reporters, and only going to university to receive the best education is the right way. Mao Zedong raised his hand to speak after thinking about it.
He also did not agree with the academic-only view. He believed that the most basic thing for journalists is to have practical ethics and conduct. However, Chen Junda despised Mao Zedong’s status as a teaching assistant and an informal member, which caused dissatisfaction among the students and even professors. Shao Piaoping, the head of Mao Zedong’s twenty-eight painters, also heard about it. He invited Mao Zedong to visit the editorial office of the newspaper on the spot.
Mao Zedong came to the editorial office of the “Beijing News”, and Shao Piaoping welcomed him warmly and had a cordial conversation with him. Asked about his recent books and beliefs, Mao Zedong said frankly that he came to Beijing to learn from others, but he was only interested in anarchism. Shao Piaoping suggested that Mao Zedong know more about the October Revolution and Marxism, and he also took some books and materials about Marxism research to Mao Zedong to read, and asked him to keep up with the trend of the times, which became Mao Zedong’s most impressive experience in the future.
Cai Yuanpei received a call from Wang Daxie in the middle of the night, and learned that Cai Yuanpei was not as happy as Wang Daxie’s defeat in the German defeat. He didn’t think there was anything to be happy about such a defeated country.
But he also understood what Wang Daxie meant to celebrate, and he slowly put down the phone while saying thank you for the suggestion. In 1918, the Allied Powers defeated the Allied Powers, and China became a victorious nation. Chen Duxiu, Li Dazhao and others published celebration articles to promote the study of Marxism. Peking University held a rally for this and put forward the slogan of expelling power and welcoming the light.
The whole of China is boiling over this victory. Cai Yuanpei deeply felt the inspiring power of Li Dazhao’s speech, and proposed that he be a professor at Peking University, and also to mobilize all the power of the masters and students of Peking through the victory of the European War to burn the sparks of Chinese culture.
On the other hand, Lin Shu was also very excited. He wanted to use this wind of victory to put Cai Yuanpei, Chen Duxiu and others to moral judgment. Huang Kan complacently took out an article written for the “Guo Gu” newspaper, hoping to encircle and suppress the actions of Chen Duxiu, Hu Shi and others who forget their ancestors.
Liu Shipei reminded him faintly that everyone is a colleague of the Communist Party of China in a university, it is really inappropriate to tear his face apart, and the funds for the “Guo Gu” newspaper were approved by Chen Duxiu. Lin Shu sneered at this. He said that Peking University would soon abolish the seniority system.
As far as he knew, the camp of the new culture had begun to divide. Zhang Fengzai also hurriedly agreed with the issue of whether Li Dazhao and Hu Shi had different views on political and current affairs. Came out. Listening to Zhang Changli’s words about impeaching Cai Yuanpei, Gu Hongming silently said that he would never do anything to slander Cai Yuanpei, and then he and Liu Shipei stood up to leave. From this point of view, the old school’s own group is not much united, but Lin Shu still vowed to fight the new culture to the end.
At the school meeting of Peking University, Xia Yuanzheng, the dean of science and science, also praised Peking University’s move to set up newspapers and magazines. Through the establishment of formal clubs on campus, students have become more active in discussing various theories and viewpoints. However, several magazines established by the Faculty of Arts have different views. It is not the same, it is not to be quarrelsome.
Cai Yuanpei felt that this kind of academic controversy of a hundred schools of thought was necessary, and it was a great opportunity for students to broaden their horizons. The reform of Peking University’s mechanism will soon be put on the agenda, and the seniority system will also be cancelled. After the meeting, Cai Yuanpei left Chen Duxiu to ask him about his views. Chen Duxiu was very much in favor of abolishing the seniority system.
Now he is making every effort to organize the “Daily Review”. In his mind, reality is more important than history. However, because Li Dazhao and Hu Shi had different ideas, he was afraid that the two would have a dispute again, so he had to pay more attention to starting the publication. Cai Yuanpei couldn’t bear to watch him work all day, so he suggested that he should let young people help a lot. Chen Duxiu also agreed to go back and discuss with Li Dazhao. Look.
Hu Shi and his wife came to Chen Duxiu’s home as a guest. Chen Duxiu and Hu Shi talked about Huang Kan and others’ encirclement and suppression of “New Youth”. Hu Shi said that he would immediately post an article to refute it. But for Chen Duxiu’s invitation to let Hu Shi participate in the editor of the “Daily Review”, Hu Shi refused. He still had objections to participating in discussions on political current affairs. Chen Duxiu knew that he had his own ideas and persistence, so he did not persuade him, but he refused to persuade him. Shang’s expression of regret can’t be concealed.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China Lu Zhengxiang held a press conference to explain the members of the Chinese delegation sent to participate in the Paris Peace Conference and the itinerary. China wants to take this opportunity to seek a fair treatment. This time, China sent hundreds of thousands of laborers to the battlefield and made an indelible contribution to the victory of the war.
Britain also gave China corresponding promises before the war. Therefore, Lu Zhengxiang is very optimistic about the outcome of the negotiations. At the same time, the Chinese delegation has also prepared several proposals for safeguarding sovereignty, which will be negotiated at the Paris Peace Conference.
Unexpectedly, the press conference came just after the President’s remarks. Under pressure from the US government, the President had to agree to Wang Zhengting as the southern delegation to attend the Paris Peace Conference. A country has to send delegations from the North and South governments. This makes Lu Zhengxiang worried and angry. He has to look at the faces of foreigners everywhere. Then, what kind of diplomacy China is talking about, he angrily asked to talk to Wang Daxie immediately.
Chen Duxiu and Hu Shi are optimistic about the Paris Peace Conference, but Li Dazhao is skeptical about whether the United States, Britain and France stand in the same trench with China. Chen Duxiu agrees with Wilson’s point of view, and feels that he is a gentleman, and if he can realize his theory, then axioms will surely defeat the power.