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The Tien Kwong Morning News
Editors - Wang Yuting
Date of Publication
Frist issue avaliable
Date of Publication
Last issue avaliable
Price for each issue : 1 cent
Hu Zhiwu

The Tien Kwong Morning News (tianguang bao) was a four-page, one-cent compact newspaper (at one point extended to eight pages) published in Hong Kong in the 1930s. A section called ‘Tai bai’ (literally ‘extreme white’) appeared on its third or fourth page, which content, mostly written in vernacular Chinese, included ‘pleasure quarter’ gossip, movie updates and ‘essays by ladies’. A number of well-known writers of Hong Kong popular literature had their first works serialised in the paper.

A sister publication of The Kung Sheung Daily News (1925-1984), the newspaper had a nationalist political stance and featured anecdotal accounts of political and military figures, as well as war reporting.

Location The University of Hong Kong Libraries, Hong Kong Public Library
Contributors Lao Nong · Zhong Gong; Sen Sen · Mo Mo · Xiaohei · Bi Ning · Lingnan Jiusheng · Lingxiao Gezhu · Ban Yue · He Wenfa · Ping Ke · Wang Yun · Jie Ke

Written by Jie Ke, Chi er nu was serialised in 1939. It was adapted into a film called Stubborn Lovers (1934), starring Wu Chufan and Bai Yan. Courtesy of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong.