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Alliance Française de Bombay brings to you a special morning of insightful conversations with the author of ‘Mao et Moi’ and many other children’s books  — Chen Jianghong.

In the 1960s, Chen Jianghong was a little boy living an ordinary life in the north of China, until one day Chairman Mao proclaimed the Cultural Revolution. Through his books for children, Mr. Chen has illustrated his experiences in China. He has since then lived and worked in Paris as a painter & illustrator.

The author will share these glimpses into his artistic life along with presenting his books, paintings and other works inspired by his experiences!

So grab your seat now and get to interact with this intriguing personality!


Date & Time: Saturday, 25 March | 4 pm – 5 pm

Venue: Alliance Française de Bombay (Theosophy Hall, 40 New Marine Lines, Churchgate)

About the author

Chen Jianghong is a Chinese artist living in Paris. He is a notable painter and illustrator who studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He has lived and worked in Paris since 1987 and his work is regularly exhibited in France as well as in countries around the world. In addition to his work as a painter, he has published many albums for young people at the ‘École des loisirs.’

Topics of discussion

  • Introduction to the author’s life as an artist.
  • Reading and presentation of the book ‘Mao et Moi’
  • His experience of writing & illustrating children books.
  • Display of Chinese painting and calligraphy.