;This paper takes A.D. 1915 to A.D. 1925 as the background of space-time. As a result of the rise of the May Fourth Movement in A.D. 1919, which brought about changes and influences in Chinese society.including politics, science, new education, and free love. And so on became a hot topic in the press. The author takes 「free love」 as the core of the discussion, and hopes that by observing and summarizing the development of love at that time,hopes to find the transformation trajectory of its dialogue with the old and new culture.
The introduction of the concept of free love into China, this article first discusses “new youth” in the translation of western romance novel way, along with the popularity of the May Fourth Movement, the social gains freedom, break the old traditional new thinking, then focus on women′s newspapers and magazines discussion of love, and east of the western free love, the founder of Ellen Karolina Sofia Key, Kuriyagawa Hakuson village as the center of gravity analysis and interpretation.
Moreover, In the discussion the voices of opposition and doubt that are hidden in the tide of free love. People against for literary and artistic works, related the theme of love has been reinterpreted, imprinted on the imprint of the times, and reflects the social context of the time. for example, Henrik Johan Ibsen “A Doll′s House”, Hu Shih“A Great Event in One′s Life”, and Lu Xun“Regret for the Past”. Finally, To discuss in addition to the above objections, women′s voices are also easily to ignore. Because the editors of women′s newspapers and magazines are mostly men, which leads to widespread misogyny. And women in the women′s press gradually coalesged into a new force, take it a step further and began to try to criticize and have their own voice.
This paper hopes to return to the scene and the cultural context by the press, to present a different from May Fourth Movement to reduce the prevailing view of free love, and pay attention to those ignored female voices, re-examine the opposition and questioning of public opinion, and attempt to reconstruct the plural memory and history.
Keywords：free,in love, Shanghai in the Early Republic of China, Women′s newspa-pers and magazines, May Fourth Movement, misogyny