Cao Wenxuan

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Cao Wenxuan

Cao Wenxuan is a professor of literature at Peking University. He is a member of the China Writer’s Association as well as the Vice-President of the Beijing Writer’s Association. Wenxuan has received numerous awards for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Chinese National Book Award, and the Golden Butterfly Award of the Tehran International Film Festival.

Books by Cao Wenxuan



  • Read an interview with Cao Wenxuan in the New York Times.
  • Read the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)’s statement announcing Cao Wenxuan as the winner of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award.
  • More on Wenxuan and the Hans Christian Andersen Award on BBC and China Daily.