After the May Fourth movement, many intellectuals attempted to modify traditional Chinese culture and thinkings. “Mr Almost” (1924) written by Hu Shih is a piece of literature of this nature. In the story, Hu Shih depicted a “Mr Almost” who does things carelessly but “almost” correctly. In the end he pays the price of his life for this attitude. Hu Shih went to study in America in his youth, and learned the western way of thinking, which is based on logic and science. He hoped that China would move towards this direction. 99 years have passed. China is no longer left behind in terms of technology, yet the shadow of “Mr Almost” can still be seen.