Works for Children and Young Adults
Little Soldier Chang Ka-tse, by Hsu Kuang-yao, (Peking: FLP, 1964), 123 pages.
Little Sisters of the Grassland, a picture story book compiled by the drawing group of the Shanghai Film Studio and based on the animated cartoon of the same title. Tells the story of two little Mongolian sisters of the Inner Mongolia grassland. In order to protect commune sheep eleven-year-old Lungmei and her nine-year-old sister, Yujung, battle a blizzard for a whole day and night with the temperature at 37°C below zero. (Peking: FLP, 1973), 100 pages.
The Cock Crows at Midnight, a story told through still images from a marionette film produced by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. (Peking: FLP, 1973), 76 pages.
The Young Skipper and Other Stories, 4 stories for young adults. (Peking: FLP, 1973), 116 pages.
The Shepherd Boy Hai Wa, by Hua Shan, first written in 1945 and revised in 1972. Drawings by Hsia Shu-yu. This is a story that took place in the Haihang Mountains of China’s Shansi Province during the country’s War of Resistance Against Japan. The shepherd boy Hai Wa, on his way with his sheep to deliver an important message to the Eighth Route Army, falls into the hands of the enemy, out plundering the people’s grain. Hai Wa struggles against the enemy time and again with courage and forethought, and succeeds in delivering the letter. (Peking: FLP, 1974), 79 pages.
The Call of the Fledgling and Other Children’s Stories, by Hao Jan, (Peking: FLP, 1974), 77 pages.
Three Sweaters, the story of a kindergarten child already showing concern for others, (Peking: FLP, 1975), 16 pages.
Two Peacocks, by Chen Wei, Peng Hua, et al., (Peking: FLP, 1975), 40 pages.
Billows Ferry, edited and illustrated by the Cultural Centre of Chitung County, Kiangsu Province, (Peking: FLP, 1975), 44 pages.
Going to School, by Kuan Hua. About the struggles of a family to send their 8-year old boy to school during the pre-Liberation era. Small book (Peking: FLP, 1975), 64 pages.
Stories of Little Red Guards, by Peng Kuo-liang. A series of short moralistic stories told entirely through artwork. (Peking: FLP, 1975), 48 pages.
Sea Flower, by Yu Sung-yen, with beautiful illustrations by Chen Yen-ning. This is a story about a Little Red Guard. (Peking: FLP, 1975), 76 pages.
A Young Pathbreaker and Other Stories, by Hsiao Kuan-hung and others. Ten stories about the lives of young people in China who have been tempered by the Cultural Revolution. (Peking: FLP, 1975), 204 pages.
How the Foal Crossed the Stream, adapted by Ming Yang. This story tells us that when we don’t understand something we should first find out exactly what the problem is, think about it and be sure we know the situation. Then we can decide what to do! (Peking: FLP, 1976), 20 pages.
Exchanging Seeds, about the spirit of commune members making things easier for others even when it meant shouldering difficulties themselves. (Peking: FLP, 1976), 28 pages.
Young Riders on the Grassland, by Hua Kuo-chang, the story of young Red Guards in Inner Mongolia emulating Lei Feng, (Peking: FLP, 1977), 40 pages.
Liu Hu-lan, with beautiful paintings by Meng Ching-chiang, (Peking: FLP, 1978), 82 pages. The story of a brave young woman who died for the people and the revolution in 1947 at the age of just 16.