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A Pragmatist and His Free Spirit: The Half-century Romance of Hu Shi and Edith Clifford Williams
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A Pragmatist and His Free Spirit: The Half-century Romance of Hu Shi and Edith Clifford Williams (Paperback)

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Hu Shi's life touched virtually every important aspect of society in twentieth-century China. His most significant contributions were his support of Chinese liberalism and his advocacy for the use of vernacular Chinese. ""A Pragmatist and His Free Spirit"" explores the lesser-known side of this staunch supporter of John Dewey's philosophy and reconstructs his romance with Edith Clifford Williams, an American avant-garde painter, by delving into the correspondences the two exchanged over almost half a century.

SUSAN CHAN EGAN is an independent scholar based in Santa Barbara, California. CHIH-P'ING CHOU is Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University.

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