The Anhui Common Speech Journal lasted only two years. Chen bounced back and forth between China and Japan as the Qing Dynasty crumbled, waiting for his opportunity to get involved in Chinese politics.
In 1915, Chen reemerged on the scene with a new publication. Chen’s second journal, New Youth, became one of the most influential publications for young radicals in this period. Contributors included Cai Yuanpei, Hu Shi, Lu Xun, Communist Party co-founder Li Dazhao and a young Mao Zedong.