Pangu Comics

Created by acclaimed author Martha Keswick for older children learning Chinese as a foreign language, the Pangu series of 6 contemporary culture comics helps students reinforce and build on the Chinese characters that have been introduced in the earlier Mandarin Matrix Chinese Readers. Inspired by the legend of Pangu, the first living being and creator of all in Chinese mythology, the series follows the adventures of twins Lily and Kai as they call on Pangu and his supernatural powers to help them in their escapades.

The Pangu comic books present a dialogue-driven context, enabling children to understand how the vocabulary they have learned might be applied in conversation. Rich cultural references in each book offer readers exposure to Chinese culture, while detailed graphics from the talented illustrator Elvin Ching provide visual clues that aid reading comprehension.