Tan Hou and the Double Sixth Festival
Illustrations by Cai Gao
When Tan Hou is born with three dragon marks on his body, his parents know he is special. But the dragon is the emperor’s symbol. The emperor’s men come looking for Tan Hou, but he is determined to honour his parents and stand up for his people. This is the story behind the Double Sixth Festival, a day of celebration among the Tujia people of China.
Original text by Wu Chaozhu and Xiang Hua
Translated and adapted by Helen Wang
Format: Paperback 216 x 216 mm
Pages: 40 pp Colour
Publication Date: 15 July 2017
As a folk legend of China, it describes how a young man fights against the fatuous emperor for the happiness of Tujia ethnic group and ends up sacrificing himself for the victory.