Chen Hengzhe and the first Chinese short story in the vernacular
"Hu Shi conducted the first experiments in vernacular poetry and Chen Hengzhe has been credited as having written the first Chinese short story in the vernacular."
"Taking China to the World, Taking the World to China: Chen Hongzhe and an Early Globalizing Project", by Denise Gimpel. Chapter 17 in The Globalization of Knowledge in History, ed. by Jurgen Renn (Max PLank Research Library for the HIstory and Development of Knowledge, Studies 1, Berlin, 2012)
attached to: Chen Hengzhe