Podcast about the University library: The Chinese newspaper "Dian shi zhai hua bao" 1884

播客 Chinese Version

Text: Prof. Dr. Angelika Messner | Zhao Jing, translation into Chinese.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Angelika Messner | Zhao Jing, speaker of the Chinese version.

A printed treasure of a rather special kind can be found in Kiel University's library: fifteen editions of  Dian shi zhai hua bao from the year 1884. This is one of the first illustrated newspapers in China and was published between 1884 and 1898 in Shanghai. The "Illustrated Shanghai News" (an approximate translation) was illustrated throughout by mostly Chinese artists, and the surviving copies are considered a valuable rarity.