The First World War, Scientific Thought, and Chinese Politics in the 1920s

  • Han Han


This article researches the effect of The First World War (WWI) on the scientific thought and Chinese political situation in the 1920s, and also analyzes the ways, levels and inner relationship from the perspective of historical data and facts. It considers that WWI separated Science from democracy, and weakened scientific thought. Moreover, from the perspective of the history of ideas, it indicates that WWI had an effect, direct or indirect, on the Chinese political situation in the 1920s, the dispute and cooperation between the different parties and the emergence of workers’ movement, and it had close relationship with populism that is anti-science.