Wàn Guó Gōng Bào

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Letter from Sun Yat-sen to Li Hongzhang in 1894

A Review of the Times– Traditional Chinese: 萬國公報; Simplified Chinese: 万国公报; Pinyin: Wàn Guó Gōng Bào; Wade–Giles: Wan Kuo Kung Pao; Literally: "The Ten Thousand Nations' Common Newspaper") A Review of the Times was a monthly publication in China from 1868-1907. It was founded and edited by the American Methodist missionary the Reverend Young John Allen (林樂知) of Georgia. Its subject matter ranged from discussions on the politics of Western nation-states to the virtues and advantages of Christianity.

It attracted a wide and influential Chinese readership throughout its thirty-nine-year run from 1868 to 1907. The Qing reformer Kang Youwei (康有為) once said of the publication: "I owe my conversion to reform chiefly on the writings of two missionaries, the Rev. Timothy Richard and the Rev. Dr. Young J. Allen."

The other name under which the Rev. Allen published the paper was Kiao Hwei Sing Pao from 1868-1874.

A Chinese translation of Looking Backward was serialized in this magazine in 1891-1892.[1]


  1. ^ Wang, David D. W. "Translating Modernity." In: Pollard, David E. (editor). Translation and Creation: Readings of Western Literature in Early Modern China, 1840-1918. John Benjamins Publishing, 1998. ISBN 9027216282, 9789027216281. Start: p. 303. CITED: p. 310.