Renjian Fukan (人間 副刊, Human Realm Literary Supplement) of the China Times was founded on September 16, 1955.
Literary supplements are a unique feature of Chinese newspapers that were initially devised to fill up space in a newspaper’s back pages. Initially, the supplements included works from well-renowned authors, such as Zhang Dachun and Huang Fan. These grew to become very popular among readers.
The content of Renjian Fukan transformed in the mid-1970s by depicting daily life of farmers, workers, and miners, and telling the stories of different classes of Taiwanese society.
Renjian Fukan gradually evolved into a public forum for intellectuals. It provided a variety of columns on different topics and collected writings across the country to allow scholars to express their thoughts and reflections on the current social issues.
These are considered a resource of great value for researchers who are interested in the contemporary social development and cultural changes of Taiwan.
The owner of the China Times, InfoTimes Corporation, worked with the Transmission Books & Microinfo Company to compile the past fifty years (1955-2005) of Renjian Fukan and produce a high-quality digital archive of this publication. The database contains three collections from September 16, 1955, to December 31, 2005, and they can be sold separately.