Shanghai Shijie Fanhua Bao

Shanghai Shijie Fanhua Bao (Chinese: 上海世界繁華報) was a periodical published in Shanghai, China.[1] The name is often shortened to Fanhua Bao or Shijie Fanhua Bao ("World Vanity Fair" or "The Glittering World").[2]

Shanghai Shijie Fanhua Bao
Traditional Chinese上海世界繁華報
Simplified Chinese上海世界繁华报
Literal meaningThe Bustling World of Shanghai" or "Shanghai Splendor" or "The Glittering World"

Li Baojia (Li Boyuan) was the founder. The main editors were Ouyang Gan (歐陽淦; 欧阳淦; Ōuyáng Gàn; Ou-yang Kan) and Ren Guangjin (任光覲; 任光觐; Rèn Guāngjìn; Jen Kuang-chin). It was founded on May 7, 1901. Publication ended on April 22, 1910.[3]

Works serializedEdit

Serialized works include:



  • Doleželová-Velingerová, Milena. "Chapter 38: Fiction from the End of the Empire to the Beginning of the Republic (1897-1916)" in: Mair, Victor H. (editor). The Columbia History of Chinese Literature. Columbia University Press, August 13, 2013. p. 697-731. ISBN 0231528515, 9780231528511.
  • Holoch, Donald. "A Novel of Setting: The Bureaucrats" in: Doleželová-Velingerová, Milena (editor). The Chinese Novel at the Turn of the Century (Toronto: University of Toronto Press; January 1, 1980), ISBN 0802054730, 9780802054739.
  • Idema, Wilt L. "Prosimetric and verse narrative." p. 343-214. In: Kang-i Sun Chang and Stephen Owen (editors). The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature: From 1375. Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 0521855594, 9780521855594.
  • PL, "Li Pao-chia." In: Nienhauser, William H. (editor). The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, Part 1. Indiana University Press, 1986. ISBN 0253329833, 9780253329837.


  1. ^ a b Holoch, p. 76.
  2. ^ a b c PL, p. 548.
  3. ^ "世界繁華報 - Shi jie fan hua bao - World Vanity Fair." (Archive) University of Heidelberg. Retrieved on October 29, 2013.
  4. ^ Doleželová-Velingerová, p. 724.