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MANDARIN DAILY NEWS was founded on October 25, 1948. A group of experts from different fields worked together to distribute newspaper, providing cultural and educational content for children. Within a few years, MANDARIN DAILY NEWS has developed different departments prosperously, including Publishing Center which has been engaged in publication and committed to bringing diversified education for children. We keep trying to broaden our horizon into different fields such as literature, history, science and education. So far, we have published more than 1000 kinds of publications.

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Non-fiction/ Middle Grade(7-12)

Chubby Ancient’s Friends from History Books


#ancient China #history #literature #biography #Intellectual history
Written and illustrated by alternative Taiwan content creator J. Ho. This is the first and funniest reference book for beginners learning about Chinese culture, literature, politics across the 3000-year history.
Chubby Ancient created by J. Ho can travel through time and space; heintroduces his 24 celebrity friends from different dynasties in China, whom may be philosopher, poet, politician, diplomat, novelist and even ghost-story writer, leading readers to realize their thinking, works, contributions and life stories.

Author: Jie-He Chen

Illustrator: Jie-He Chen

192 pages | 17 × 23cm

ISBN: 9789577518866

Non-fiction/ Middle Grade(7-12)

Diary of Everyday Economic Activity Observation: Learn to Make Better Choices


#economics #choices #opportunity cost
A Combine of economic speculation and short stories inspired by children’s everyday life.
In modern society, there are so many activities related to economics, which is not only an academic study, but about choices we make every day, because no one has infinite money and time.
The book is written by professor of economics; he uses stories to discuss approachable issues, like “will you join a long queue for buy 1 get 1 free promotion?” Readers may not find the one and only answer to the questions, but will discover the most suitable choice for themselves.

Author: Chu-Sin Huang

Illustrator: Pin-Xuan Gu

144 pages | 17 × 23cm

ISBN: 9789577518590

Non-fiction/ Middle Grade(7-12)

Open the Doors to History of Humankind


#History of civilization #modernization
Why does our world look the way it does? Currencies, governments, science… where did all these institutions come from? Have you ever wondered about the past revolutions that made our free, comfortable lifestyles possible? Open the Doors to History of Humankind will take readers on a journey through critical milestones of human history, and review how human civilization skyrocketed in the past one to two hundred years with the help of groundbreaking ideas and inventions. Through 40 important events and objects, the book tells us the remarkable story of how contemporary society weaved together one wonderous miracle after the other.

Author: Wei-Ren Liu

Illustrator: Yu-Qin Chang

288 pages | 17 × 23cm

ISBN: 9789577518712

Fiction/ Middle Grade(7-12)

Tales of Monsters Hunt: Academy and the Four Perils


#Taiwan #mythical creatures #WuXia #foillore #adventure
This epic middle-grade novel tells a brave bookboy WEN-LIANG who works for a Ruism Academy, he embarks on an adventure with a mysterious girl who feeds on Chinese characters and with peculiar power; they struggle to solve strange events surrounding their village and confront the Four Ancient Monsters endangering people together by the magic of words.

Author: Ruo-Shiun Zheng

Illustrator: Hsiang-Hsiang Tsou

240 pages | 15 × 21cm

ISBN: 9789577518736

Fiction/ Young Adult(13-18)

Tracing the Unknown Novelist


#magical realism #novelist #colonial period #Taiwanese literature #detective
“Searching for Sugar Man” in Taiwan literature history.

Hung-Kuan’s granduncle disappeared, leaving piles of manuscript. He is a ‘literature maniac,’ who is so obsessed with writing that he can’t spare having a full time job, and even a family; he cares nothing but literature, even if everyone sees him as a freak. Hung-Kuan plays as a ‘literature detective,’ he reads those manuscript and tries to understand his granduncle’s past, and also as a way to trace him back.

Author: Tung Li

Illustrator: Yi-Xin Wu

224 pages | 14 × 21cm

ISBN: 9789577518439