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


In this era of challenges and opportunities, the protection and sustainable development of ecosystems are at the centre of the world’s attention. We inhabit a complex and amazing ecosystem; humans and nature are closely related and interdependent. This talk is on stories of nature. Through sharing and exploring the stories in various ecosystems, we hope to draw attention to nature, inspire people to pursue sustainable lifestyles, and explore the possibility of a more harmonious co-existence between humans and nature.

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Chen Shuai

陈帅 (Chen Shuai) (Singapore)


Chen Shuai, loves writing stories. Over the past 14 years, published over a dozen books and won over a dozen awards. Now, I want to start fresh and am looking forward to meeting that self who just started writing stories again.

Chu Wan Xin

朱婉歆 (Chu Wan Xin) (Singapore)


Wan Xin, a librarian with NLB, selects Chinese books for children aged 8-12. She also works with library volunteers to curate fun reading club packages aimed at nurturing children’s love for reading in Chinese.

Hsu Tseng Chiao

许增巧 (Hsu Tseng Chiao) (Taiwan)

许增巧,台湾台北人,大学时参加自然保育社,开启了对动物与生态的兴趣,曾做过研究助理、兽医师、小学老师,全职妈妈及专栏作者,喜欢美食、小动物与大自然。 现为绘本作家及斜杠菜农,著有《生态池的故事》、《和爸爸去爬山》、《来自森林的礼物》、《神秘甲虫》、《和我一起去野餐》、《小班做饭团》 、《妈妈》、《台湾生态寻宝趣》、《野地漫游》、《小黄吊车》、《棒球场的老鼠》等绘本。

Hsu Tseng Chiao is from Taipei, Taiwan. Her interest in animals and ecology started when she joined a nature conservation society during her university days. She has been a research assistant, veterinarian, primary school teacher, stay-at-home mother, and columnist. She loves food, small animals, and nature. Currently, she writes picture books and grows vegetables. Her picture books include 《生态池的故事》(The ecological pond),《和爸爸去爬山》(Hiking with papa),《来自森林的礼物》(A gift from the forest),《神秘甲虫》(The mysterious beetle),《和我一起去野餐》(A picnic with me),《小班做饭团》(Ben makes rice balls) ,《妈妈》(Mama),《台湾生态寻宝趣》(Ecological treasures in Taiwan),《野地漫游》(Roaming in nature),《小黄吊车》(The little yellow crane), and《棒球场的老鼠》(The mouse in the baseball field).

Xu Haina

Moderator 徐海娜 (Xu Haina) (Singapore)


Xu Haina is a children's book author and a reading promoter. She moved to Singapore in 2017 and is engaged in special education, children's books and painting creations. She published eight picture books in the series of children’s mental growth in Singapore from 2022 to 2023. Among them, Why Didn't They Listen to Me and The Day the Cell Phone Disappeared won the Popular Readers' Choice Book Award in 2022 and 2023 respectively in Singapore. 

Programme dates and times are subject to change.