January 16, 2021

KITAAB

Connecting Asian writers with global readers

A book boom for children in China

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There are 370 million readers under 18 in China today.

The genre of children’s literature wasn’t firmly established in China until the 1930s, when acclaimed writers like Ye Shengtao and Bing Xin started composing for the young and Western classics began to pour into the country.

Ye’s Scarecrow and Bing Xin’s Words for Young Readers are considered the foundation works of China’s original children’s literature.

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