Social Shanghai was a magazine founded and edited by Mina Shorrock in Shanghai. It began as a monthly publication for “ladies” and expanded over time to cover all aspects of social life in Shanghai and other Chinese treaty ports. It was the first foreign-language magazine published in China that reproduced substantially photographs in its pages.
The editor Mina Shorrock was born Jemima Thomson Gow, the youngest daughter of a Glaswegian hotelier and wine merchant. Educated at Bellahouston Academy and the Ladies’ College, she married Samuel Hope Sharrock, a Blackburn-born businessman, in Edinburgh in 1888. In 1897 the couple moved to Shanghai, where her husband established “Sam. H. Shorrock & Co.,” described as “Manufacturers’ Representatives and Machinery Importers,” with an office in Salford. Mina quickly established herself as “a very gifted and clever amateur vocalist.” On her first outing, she gave the audience a fine rendition of Arthur Sullivan’s “Willow Song,” and then, by way of encore — the first of many such – “The bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.” (Robert Bickers, https://robertbickers.net/2015/08/13/mina-shorrock-shanghai/)