100. Interview with Maisie Chan

Maisie Chan is a UK-based children’s author. She has written early readers and had short stories published in various books such as Ladybird Tales of Superheroes (Penguin). Her latest book is Stories From Around the World (Scholastic). In 2018, she started the Bubble Tea Writers to support and encourage new British East Asian writers in the UK. She is currently the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow 2020/2021 at Peter Pan Moat Brae, Dumfries (funded by Creative Scotland). We’re delighted she agreed to an interview with us. Continue reading

99. Interview with Shih-Wen Sue Chen

Shih-Wen Sue Chen teaches children’s literature at Deakin University, Australia, one of a very small number of universities which offers a major in children’s literature in the BA program. In her “Children’s Literature Around the World” unit, she introduces Chinese children’s literature in translation to her students. She has an impressive list of publications – see her staff page at Deakin University, where she is Senior Lecturer in Writing and Literature. Her most recent book is Children’s Literature and Transnational Knowledge in Modern China – Education, Religion, and Childhood, published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. We are delighted that Shih-Wen Sue agreed to an interview with Amy Matthewson, who shares a common research interest in race relations and the representation of China and Chinese people in English-language popular publications. Thank you both very much for this interview! Continue reading