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Shi Pei Pu

1938 - 2009

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Shi Pei Pu (Chinese: 时佩璞; pinyin: Shí Pèipú; December 21, 1938 – June 30, 2009) was a Chinese opera singer from Beijing. He became a spy who obtained secrets from Bernard Boursicot, an employee in the French embassy, during a 20-year-long sexual affair in which the performer convinced the man that he was a woman. He claimed to have had a child that he insisted had been born through their relations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shi Pei Pu has received more than 704,798 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Shi Pei Pu is the 661st most popular singer (down from 327th in 2019), the 666th most popular biography from China (down from 446th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Singer.

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  • 700k

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  • 52.05

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.31

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Shi Pei Pu ranks 661 out of 3,528Before him are Paula Abdul, Zinka Milanov, Leontyne Price, Massimo Ranieri, Edita Piekha, and Grethe Ingmann. After him are Dave Matthews, Lisa Della Casa, Kim Jung-sook, Shane MacGowan, Christine McVie, and Marietta Alboni.

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Among people born in 1938, Shi Pei Pu ranks 220Before him are Juan Carlos Wasmosy, Gianluigi Saccaro, Chuan Leekpai, Madge Sinclair, Andrei Amalrik, and Grethe Ingmann. After him are Chas Chandler, John Kufuor, Tommy Chong, Paddy Moloney, Diane Baker, and Artavazd Peleshyan. Among people deceased in 2009, Shi Pei Pu ranks 135Before him are Eleanor F. Helin, Alda Merini, Rosanna Schiaffino, David Eddings, Allen Klein, and Ron Silver. After him are Ken Annakin, Yukio Endo, Armen Takhtajan, Amir Pnueli, Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, and Fritz Darges.

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In China

Among people born in China, Shi Pei Pu ranks 666 out of 1,392Before him are Zhang Zhidong (1837), Zhang Daqian (1899), Liu Yuxi (772), King Hu (1932), Wang Can (177), and Zhang Guotao (1897). After him are Kenneth Tsang (1935), Nie Er (1912), Huang Gongwang (1269), Qu Qiubai (1899), Michael Hui (1942), and Wei Jingsheng (1950).

Among SINGERS In China

Among singers born in China, Shi Pei Pu ranks 3Before him are Peng Liyuan (1962) and Mei Lanfang (1894). After him are Sam Hui (1948), Yao Lee (1922), Lu Han (1990), Lay Zhang (1991), Liu Huan (1963), Han Geng (1984), Wei Wei (1963), Sa Dingding (1979), and Cheng Xiao (1998).