I’ve just returned from the Asian Festival of Children’s Content, in Singapore. It was the 10th AFCC, and my 1st time to the AFCC or Singapore. I’m so grateful to the Singapore Book Council – in particular William Phuan, Caroline Wan and Chloe Tong and their team – for inviting me (I gave a keynote, was on a panel, gave a lecture, and a masterclass). Continue reading
Here’s a list of our first 60 posts! Thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way, to our guest-writers and interviewees, and, of course, to our readers! Continue reading
By Minjie Chen and David Jacobson
The 12th United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Regional Conference was held in Seattle, Washington October 20-22, 2017. The theme of the conference was “Radical Change Beyond Borders: The Transforming Power of Children’s Literature in a Digital Age.” For the first time, a speaker from China—author Cao Wenxuan曹文轩—was invited to deliver the biennial Dorothy Briley Memorial Lecture at the USBBY Regional Conference. USBBY is one of the national sections of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), the organization that gives the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Awards and selected Cao as the winning author in 2016. Continue reading
China in Context promises to be London’s first annual literature festival celebrating Chinese writers and writing. Lots of events for all ages, and over a 1000 books from suppliers Cypress Books!
We’re delighted to have another guest post! Martina Codeluppi introduces a Young Adult story by Yan Ge, writes about her experience of translating Yan Ge’s work into Italian, and interviews Yan Ge and translator Nicky Harman, who has translated Yan Ge’s work into English. Thank you Martina! Yan Ge will be at the China Changing event at the Southbank Centre, London, on 16 December – come and hear her in person! Continue reading
Welcome to Chinese books for young readers!
On 2 July 2016 the Writing Chinese project at Leeds University organised a symposium on Chinese children’s literature. Minjie Chen of the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University gave the keynote presentation – a wonderful overview of Chinese children’s books – , and Anna Gustafsson Chen and I gave shorter talks offering our perspectives as translators. That weekend we decided to start this website and blog! Continue reading