Wenxin Magazine (文星雜誌) was founded in 1957 as “an ideological, daily, artistic, and literary ” magazine. Its authors included many well-known figures in the literary world of the latter half of the twentieth century such as Yu Guangzhong, Zhang Xiuya, Liang Shiqiu, Su Xuelin, Yan Xian, Luo Fu, Yin Haiguang, Zhou Mengdie, Xia Zhiqin, Ye Jiaying, and others. In view of the fact that “Free China” had been banned, Wenxin Magazine advocated more curcuitiously for democracy and liberalization. Its covers featured predominantly western figures of contemporary literature, the arts, science, philosophy, and politics to inspire readers to open their minds. Wenxin Magazine introduced new trends of contemporary thought, presented critiques of tradition, and advocated an iconoclastic stance towards liberty, rationalism, and democratic reform. Wenxin Magazine was a genuine beacon for enlightening the younger generation of its day. Features such as the “Chinese and Western Cultural Debates” series with Xu Fuguan, Hu Qiuyuan, et al, and certain sensational articles (e.g. “The Elderly and the Stick”) startled Taiwan and brought the publication to international awareness. Accordingly, Wenxin Magazine became the most influential publication of Taiwan’s period of martial law after “Free China.” It always maintained the spirit of the May Fourth Movement even while its eschewment of traditional culture began to draw criticism. A total of 120 issues were published. Wenxin Magazine was forced to temporarily suspend publication in 1966 due to political circumstances, and was finally shuttered in 1988 due to a drop in circulation.