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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

In this presentation, the speaker introduces the textual-visual narratives in selected Hong Kong picture books and focuses the discussion on imagination and curiosity. The analysis includes the depiction of an international Asian city, the interplay between textual and visual storytelling, and the details that captivate reader’s interest.

Michelle Chan

Michelle Chan (Hong Kong China)

Dr Michelle Chan, who earned her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, is affiliated with the Department of English Language and Literature at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Her research includes Victorian Literature, Fantasy, and Children’s Literature, with a recent focus on healing and picture books, fairy tales, translating visual narratives, and transmedia presentation of children’s literature.

Hu Wei

Moderator Hu Wei (Singapore)

Hu Wei 虎威 (Francis Wong Hooe Wai) is an architect, a writer, and an illustrator who grew up in Chinatown, Singapore and studied architecture at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.  Since 2016, he has published five picture books, of which The Little Bear’s New Clothes, part of a Chinatown Trilogy, received the White Ravens 2020 label. This label is given to children and youth literature of international interest.

Programme dates and times are subject to change.