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

This session highlights the significance of myths as source material for contemporary transmedia renditions of Chinese fantasy narratives, using webcomics as an example. By investigating new “afterlives” of old stories, attendees are invited to reflect on the role of webcomics in encouraging youths’ curiosity towards—and understanding of—the stories that shaped their past and present.

Yan Du

Yan Du (China)

Yan Du received her PhD as a Cambridge Trust scholar at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Education. Her research focuses on representations of writing and girlhood in youth fiction, poetry, and media culture. She explores contemporary Chinese youth literature with a keen interest in visual and transmedia content. Yan also translates children’s books and authored My Pocket Bathroom, published by Yehoo Press.

Programme dates and times are subject to change.