May Fourth
An anti-imperialist,

cultural, and political movement growing out of student demonstrations in Beijing on May 4, 1919, protesting the Chinese government's weak response to the Treaty of Versailles, especially the Shandong Problem. These demonstrations sparked national protests and marked the upsurge of Chinese nationalism, a shift towards political mobilization and away from cultural activities

The Versailles Treaty of April 1919 awarded German rights in Shandong Province to Japan.

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