WHAT WAS IT LIKE, MR. EMPEROR?Life in China's Forbidden City
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be the Emperor of China? In this book, readers will get the chance to ask the emperor all the questions they might have about life in the Forbidden City. How was the emperor chosen? What was school like? How did he celebrate his birthday? Who were his friends? What were his favorite foods? How hard did he have to work? Could he be punished? Through fun and engaging stories reader will journey through the average life of an emperor and learn about the real people who lived in the palace, including the prince who fought off a rebel invasion, the palace maids who lived in the Inner Court, the emperor who ruled twice, and the emperor who loved crickets. This book can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, with lively illustrations that encourage reader interaction. Chiu Kwong-chiu is an artist, designer, and professor who explores Chinese traditional visual arts and adopts groundbreaking methods to interpret and promote Chinese art and culture. He founded the CnC Design and Cultural Studies Workshop in Hong Kong, where he provides guidance and leadership in the research, interpretation, and promotion of traditional and contemporary design and Chinese culture. He wrote the book In the Forbidden City, also released as part of the We All Live in the Forbidden City series. Ben Wang (translator) is a senior lecturer in humanities at China Institute, an instructor of Chinese at the United Nations, and guest lecturer at numerous prestigious academic and cultural institutions. He also translated the books In the Forbidden City, This is the Greatest Place!, and Bowls of Happiness in the We All Live in the Forbidden City series. The original book and content have been developed in Hong Kong in consultation with the Forbidden City’s Palace Museum in Beijing, ensuring authentic content and resources.
INDIEFAB 2015 Finalist for Best Young Adult Nonfiction
WINNER OF A CREATIVE CHILD MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, KIDS BOOKS
WINNER OF A PARENTS’ CHOICE RECOMMENDED AWARD, NON-FICTION BOOKS
WINNER OF A 2016 MOONBEAM AWARD, BRONZE MEDAL: MULTICULTURAL NON-FICTION PICTURE BOOK
Chiu Kwong-chiu & Eileen Ng, authors Design and Cultural Studies Workshop, illustrations Ben Wang, translator Nancy S. Steinhardt, editor $12.95 hardcover $14.95 (CAD) ISBN-13: 978-0-9893776-6-9 October 2015 Children’s Ages 8 and up Hardcover with Gatefold 8” x 8” 108 pages Published by China Institute in America