里昂的汉字 The Chinese Characters from Lyon 

The Chinese version of Yaotaos Zeichen – 里昂的汉字 is out now! With a new cover and bonus materials just for Chinese readers: 导读 review for parents by 陈香 CHEN Xiang and an additional chapter with historical background about the Institute Franco Chinois 中法大学。

In the 1930s the young man arrives after a voyage on the ocean in Lyon, where he discovers an unknown culture: the first French words, moments of homesickness and the tender love for pretty Laurence. A few years later the newly minted doctor returns with Laurence and their newborn child to Beijing. There the young family wants to begin a new life, if it wasn’t for the war that disrupts their plans… They experience the tumultuous times of the Second World War.

A illustrated novell by Yi Meng Wu
Publisher: Zhejiang Children & Youth Publishing House
浙江少年儿童出版社, China, 2019
format: 106 pages | offset print with hardcover
ISBN: 978-7-5597-1087-1

* Selected for best Chinese books July 2019 by CNread 中华读书报


PRESS SELECTION

Bilingual Interview by Margrit Manz (in Chinese and German)
Confucius Institute Magazine Germany, Volume 33 Issue 4, September 2019