I am a tiger!

tiger4I am a tiger, who am I scared of? 《我是老虎我怕谁》 is the name of this lovely picture book by Wang Zumin 王祖民 and Wang Ying 王莺. Tiger isn’t a very nice animal. He’s big and strong and as the king of the animals (well, in his own opinion, at least) he doesn’t need to be considerate or nice to anyone. Continue reading

Literature: Another Form of Housebuilding – Cao Wenxuan’s acceptance speech

The winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2016 were announced in Bologna, Italy, on 4 April 2016.  CAO Wenxuan 曹文轩 was awarded the writer’s award, and Rotraut Susanne Berner the illustrator’s award.The presentations of the awards took place in Auckland, New Zealand, on 20 August 2016. Continue reading

A Brief History of Chinese Literature for Children, What Sells Now, and More

My last post focused on a single question posed by Marcia Lynx Qualey, initiator of #WorldKidLit Month (September). In fact, during our conversation, she asked more questions, and these went into a second blogpost on 30 September, a timely coincidence as 30 September is International Translation Day! Again, many thanks to Marcia for allowing me to cross-post the second piece here. Continue reading