Xinyue Zhu
Ode to the Emperor

Children under authoritarian education

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

How were your illustrations used? :
Book inside or spot illustration/s, College or university project

How did you make this work:
This work tells the harm suffered by children born in China from the 1980s to the 1990s under obedience education. Parents during this period were still influenced by traditional Chinese Confucianism, emphasizing "patriarchy" and "obedience." The father is like an emperor, majestic and forbidden to disobey. But the father is an emperor for the good of his children.

Social Media:

Anglia Ruskin University

Currently Based:
United Kingdom (UK)

Xinyue Zhu is an children’s illustrator and animator currently living in Cambridge. She is keen on writing stories and fascinated by different combinations between words and images. From motion graphic to still pictures, everything can be used for her story.