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Cao Wenxuan - Author

About the Author

Cao Wenxuan is one of China's most important children's writers and is widely considered the country's most subtle and philosophical, often referred to as China's very own Hans Christian Andersen - and in fact he was awarded the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2016. He is a professor of Chinese literature at Peking University, and has in turn taught some of China's best young writers. Many of his books have been bestsellers, including Thatched Cottage and Red Gourd, and his work has been translated into French, Russian, Japanese, Korean, German and English. Cao has won several of China's most highly regarded awards for children's literature, including the Song Qingling and Bing Xin prizes. Helen Wang has a BA Hons in Chinese from SOAS and is currently a Curator of East Asian Money at the British Museum. She has written and edited numerous books and articles and has been translating from Chinese to English for nearly 25 years, including, for children, Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, which won the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation; Jackal and Wolf by SHEN Shixi; and Pai Hua Zi and the Clever Girlby Zhang Xinxin. She lives with her family in north London.

Featured books by Cao Wenxuan

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Feather

Feather

Author: Cao Wenxuan, Chloe Garcia-Roberts, Roger Mello Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2017

Bronze and Sunflower

Bronze and Sunflower

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2017

A beautifully written, timeless tale by Cao Wenxuan, bestselling Chinese author and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.Sunflower is an only child, and when her father is sent to the rural Cadre School, she has to go with him. Her father is an established artist from the city and finds his new life of physical labor and endless meetings exhausting. Sunflower is lonely and longs to play with the local children in the village across the river. When her father tragically drowns, Sunflower is taken in by the poorest family in the village, a family with a son named Bronze. Until Sunflower joins his family, Bronze was an only child, too, and hasnt spoken a word since he was traumatized by a terrible fire. Bronze and Sunflower become inseparable, understanding each other as only the closest friends can. Translated from Mandarin, the story meanders gracefully through the challenges that face the family, creating a timeless story of the trials of poverty and the power of love and loyalty to overcome hardship.

Bronze and Sunflower

Bronze and Sunflower

Author: Cao Wenxuan, Meilo So Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

A classic, heartwarming tale set to the backdrop of the Chinese cultural revolution, with the timeless feels of Eva Ibbotson's Journey to the River Sea. A beautifully written, timeless tale by bestselling Chinese author Cao Wenxuan, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award. When Sunflower, a young city girl, moves to the countryside, she grows to love the reed marsh lands - the endlessly flowing river, the friendly buffalo with their strong backs and shiny round heads, the sky that stretches on and on in its vastness. However, the days are long, and the little girl is lonely. Then she meets Bronze, who, unable to speak, is ostracized by the other village boys. Soon the pair are inseparable, and when Bronze's family agree to take Sunflower in, it seems that fate has brought him the sister he has always longed for. But life in Damaidi is hard, and Bronze's family can barely afford to feed themselves. Will the city girl be able to stay in this place where she has finally found happiness?

Bronze and Sunflower

Bronze and Sunflower

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/04/2015

Bronze and Sunflower

Bronze and Sunflower

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2015

A classic, heartwarming tale set to the backdrop of the Chinese cultural revolution, with the timeless feels of Eva Ibbotson's Journey to the River Sea.A beautifully written, timeless tale by bestselling Chinese author Cao Wenxuan, winner of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. When Sunflower, a young city girl, moves to the countryside, she grows to love the reed marsh lands - the endlessly flowing river, the friendly buffalo with their strong backs and shiny round heads, the sky that stretches on and on in its vastness. However, the days are long, and the little girl is lonely. Then she meets Bronze, who, unable to speak, is ostracized by the other village boys. Soon the pair are inseparable, and when Bronze's family agree to take Sunflower in, it seems that fate has brought him the sister he has always longed for. But life in Damaidi is hard, and Bronze's family can barely afford to feed themselves. Will the city girl be able to stay in this place where she has finally found happiness?

Excellent Works by Cao Wenxuan

Excellent Works by Cao Wenxuan

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2013

The wonderful stories suitable for primary and secondary school students are selected from many beautiful stories by Cao Wenxuan into the Sparkling Maplewood. The articles in this book contain the strong personal experience and the fine aesthetic taste. This book has an important feature that this book firstly takes the form of Cao Wenxuan's new beautiful stories plus the story introduction by An Wulin. It could be called as a perfect pair in the children literature circle.

Reading and Appreciation of Cao Wenxuan's Novel

Reading and Appreciation of Cao Wenxuan's Novel

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2013

This series, selected from beautiful essays written by Cao Wenxuan, contains excellent stories suitable for reading by primary and secondary school students. Works of this series are essays with strong personal experience and exquisite aesthetic temperament & interest. What lack in the market for existing books of Cao Wenxuan are interpretation and extension. Therefore the planning point of this series is the first Cao Wenxuan ** beautiful essay and An Wulin story instruction in China, which is a perfect combination in children's literature. The preface of this series is written by Jin Bo, a famous author, reviewer and professor in children literature. An Wulin is an author and reviewer with rough life experience; he can get familiar with life described by Cao Wenxuan. His comment and instruction will demonstrate unique and accurate understanding of works as an reviewer.

Reading and Appreciation of Cao Wenxuan's Novel

Reading and Appreciation of Cao Wenxuan's Novel

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2013

This series, selected from beautiful essays written by Cao Wenxuan, contains excellent stories suitable for reading by primary and secondary school students. Works of this series are essays with strong personal experience and exquisite aesthetic temperament & interest. What lack in the market for existing books of Cao Wenxuan are interpretation and extension. Therefore the planning point of this series is the first Cao Wenxuan ** beautiful essay and An Wulin story instruction in China, which is a perfect combination in children's literature. The preface of this series is written by Jin Bo, a famous author, reviewer and professor in children literature. An Wulin is an author and reviewer with rough life experience; he can get familiar with life described by Cao Wenxuan. His comment and instruction will demonstrate unique and accurate understanding of works as an reviewer.

Reading and Appreciation of Cao Wenxuan's Novel

Reading and Appreciation of Cao Wenxuan's Novel

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2013

This series, selected from beautiful essays written by Cao Wenxuan, contains excellent stories suitable for reading by primary and secondary school students. Works of this series are essays with strong personal experience and exquisite aesthetic temperament & interest. What lack in the market for existing books of Cao Wenxuan are interpretation and extension. Therefore the planning point of this series is the first Cao Wenxuan ** beautiful essay and An Wulin story instruction in China, which is a perfect combination in children's literature. The preface of this series is written by Jin Bo, a famous author, reviewer and professor in children literature. An Wulin is an author and reviewer with rough life experience; he can get familiar with life described by Cao Wenxuan. His comment and instruction will demonstrate unique and accurate understanding of works as an reviewer.

Reading and Appreciation of Cao Wenxuan's Novel

Reading and Appreciation of Cao Wenxuan's Novel

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2013

This series, selected from beautiful essays written by Cao Wenxuan, contains excellent stories suitable for reading by primary and secondary school students. Works of this series are essays with strong personal experience and exquisite aesthetic temperament & interest. What lack in the market for existing books of Cao Wenxuan are interpretation and extension. Therefore the planning point of this series is the first Cao Wenxuan ** beautiful essay and An Wulin story instruction in China, which is a perfect combination in children's literature. The preface of this series is written by Jin Bo, a famous author, reviewer and professor in children literature. An Wulin is an author and reviewer with rough life experience; he can get familiar with life described by Cao Wenxuan. His comment and instruction will demonstrate unique and accurate understanding of works as an reviewer.

Reading and Appreciation of Cao Wenxuan's Novel

Reading and Appreciation of Cao Wenxuan's Novel

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2013

This series, selected from beautiful essays written by Cao Wenxuan, contains excellent stories suitable for reading by primary and secondary school students. Works of this series are essays with strong personal experience and exquisite aesthetic temperament & interest. What lack in the market for existing books of Cao Wenxuan are interpretation and extension. Therefore the planning point of this series is the first Cao Wenxuan ** beautiful essay and An Wulin story instruction in China, which is a perfect combination in children's literature. The preface of this series is written by Jin Bo, a famous author, reviewer and professor in children literature. An Wulin is an author and reviewer with rough life experience; he can get familiar with life described by Cao Wenxuan. His comment and instruction will demonstrate unique and accurate understanding of works as an reviewer.

Excellent Works by Cao Wenxuan

Excellent Works by Cao Wenxuan

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2013

It includes five novelettes like Osprey, A Xi's Trap, Ancestral Hall under the Twilight, Maple Boat and the Cabin Buried under Snow.Story summary: when the wild duck wakes up, he is in the hunter' cage. He loses freedom since then to be the bait of the hunter to catch other wide ducks - gun sprite. More and more wide ducks are killed by the traps designed by the hunter and A'Xi. What choice will A'xi make when he meets his younger sister A'Xiu?

Children's Literature Masters Series

Children's Literature Masters Series

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

Children's Literature Masters Series collects a series of Chinese contemporary children's literature works of ten writers including Cao Wenxuan, Gao Hongbo, Yang Hongying, Huang Beijia, Qin Wenjun,Shen Shixi, Jinbo, Sun Youjun, Zhang Zhilu, and Zheng Chunhua. The series was chiefly edited by Wang Quangen, a doctoral supervisor of children's literature from Beijing Normal University, and it is a set of the best speed readings written by the best writers of children's literature in China. Reading masterpieces is beneficial for children to enjoy literature influence, and improve their abilities in literature reading, literature appreciation and writing. This set of books is suitable for children to read.

Little House by the Sea

Little House by the Sea

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

Cao Xuanbin, Children's Literature Writer, by carefully selecting a few of his representative novelettes and overall reediting , he finishes and presents this piece of work, containing two pieces of short stories i.e. The Little House by the Sea and The Night Watch one mid-length story The Blown-out Sun. It is a selective collection done by the author himself, some of which are very good novels that were rare to most readers, mainly focusing stories of the authenticity and kindness in human nature. With well-made of this version, the book has attached each story with fine pictures, hence is the best choice for guiding children in experiencing good works. The fine design on overall layout as well as the pictures inside, further make sure that readers enjoy their reading while able to be inspired by the nice work.

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2005

This book narrates a man called Du Yuanchao has ups and downs in falling and fighting and sways between two women who make him enamored. His fate starts from a coffin plank floating from a flood and finishes with a coffin plank floating to a flood after 60 years. The end is the start. All is God's will or oracle. With a special and unique structure, the novel is composed with over 10 rains in different forms and connotations. Rain is written as the background and entangled with all stories even rain is a leading role. Everything from love between men and women, rural politics, life and nature, sentimental men and women, souls and desires as well as countless love and hatred is related with the excessive rains. The charm and philosophy make people fascinated, sigh and shocked.

Red Tile

Red Tile

Author: Cao Wenxuan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1998

Red Tile has won the National Book Award and Beijing Literature and Art Award. It is a juvenile full-length novel. From the perspective of content and life reflected in the novel, it can be regarded as a continuation of The Grass House. The novel describes the pure and honest style of rural life in the past with poetic thought and delicately records the growth process of boys and girls from being inexperienced and easily fooled to gradually understand the life from the perspective of a middle school student. The book was published in Taiwan with the book name of Red Tile-Roofed House and had the honor to win the Good books for Everyone: Award of Best Book for Children and was appraised and selected as one of the 2001 "e;Ten Good Books"e; by Korea Joong Daily and so on. In the book, Chapter IX was selected into Middle School Chinese textbooks of South Korea.

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