Chen Hengzhe 陳衡哲
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Credited as having written the first Chinese short story in the vernacular.
See "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)