Yaotaos Zeichen/Yaotao’s Characters is a atmospheric journey back in time, written for both young and old.

Lyon, France. In her grandparent’s attic, Lucie finds an old suitcase filled with mysterious Chinese characters. Does it belong to her great-grandfather Yaotao who emigrated from China to France? All of a sudden the characters begin to dance and tell her Yaotao’s story:

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: kunstanstifter Verlag (in german language), 2017
format: 104 pages |  offset print with hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-942795-58-6