Chinese Panda Reading Initiative

The Chinese Panda Reading Initiative started in 2015. Our mission is promoting in students an enjoyment of and lifelong interest in Chinese language and literature. This reading initiative encourages young learners of the Chinese language to appreciate the stylistic and aesthetic qualities of Chinese texts. We envision a future that all learners of Chinese language enjoy reading Chinese books of their own choice, and the passion of reading will become a good auxiliary for their language learning.

l Panda Book Awards. The Chinese Panda Reading Initiative Steering Committee provides a shortlist of book titles for the community every year. The booklist is to present a wide range of periods, styles and genres. Students are encouraged to read and participate in the voting in March. The finalists will be announced on World Book and Copyright Day.
l Visiting Authors and Guest Speakers. The committee will invite writers, experts, and literacy specialists to the school to interact with our students, in the forms of forums, seminars, reading and writing workshops, etc.
l Publications of students’ work. The committee will provide various opportunities for student to publish and share their works via different media platforms, e.g. radio broadcast, magazine articles, journals, etc.
l Language Events. The committee will organize and encourage students to participate in a variety of language events.

² “Panda Cup” Books on Wheels Challenge

On May 12, 2018, the first “Panda Cup” Books on Wheels Reading Challenge will be held in International School of Beijing (ISB). This event is co-organized by ISB, Dulwich College Beijing (DCB)
and The British School of Beijing (BSB). More than 200 students from ten international schools in Beijing will gather at ISB and share their passion for Chinese reading with each other.

This event aims to facilitate interschool communication and promote Chinese reading in international schools. It provides an opportunity and a platform for literary exchange among Chinese learners. The focus is to foster enjoyment in reading and nurture life-long Chinese readers. The participants are expected to read one to five books from the Chinese Panda Booklist, based on their reading level and interest, before the contest. In addition, to support the Books on Wheels Drive, each participant is encouraged to donate his/her favorite book to the “left-behind children”. We hope this philanthropic act will empower these disadvantaged children to share the joy of reading together with us.

For more details, please refer to the attachment.

Contact: Fiona Yu-Jia (;Jane Li (





² 首届“熊猫杯”书行万里国际学校读书挑战赛


联系人:Fiona Yu-Jia (;Jane Li (

Contact us for any inquiry relating to this reading initiative.

Chinese Panda Reading Initiative Steering Committee “悦读熊猫”计划筹委会

Grace Zeng
Jessica Shan
Events and Conference
Fiona Jia
Jane Li
Book List and Awards
Delinda Wu
Vicky Yang
Elementary School Liaison
Yun Li

Felicia Liu

Chinese Panda Shortlists 2017-2018

Chinese Panda Shortlists 2016-2017

Special Thanks goes to Miss Annie He who has participated in creating the Chinese Panda Book Shortlist publications. We appreciated her input and unique perspective!

Chinese Panda Shortlists 2015-2016

Special Thanks goes to our parent artist Ms. Chen Ying who has worked tirelessly to create the Chinese Panda Logo and the Award Certificates for this Reading Initiative Project! We admire her talent and the spirit of service tremendously!

2017-2018 Chinese Panda Book Awards Winners

2018 Chinese Panda Book Winners poster.jpg

Young Winners 幼龄组:
《没有耳朵的兔子》 作者:「德」克劳斯·鲍姆加特(著) 王星(译)

Middle Winners 高小组:
《米小圈儿上学记—搞笑大王来了》 作者:北猫(著)

Older Winners 初中组:
《狼王梦》 作者:沈石溪(著)

Mature Winners 高中组:
《当呼吸化为空气》 作者:「美」保罗·卡拉尼什(著) 何雨迦(译)

Chinese for Language Learners 中文二语分级读物:
《花木兰》 作者:肖静萍 (改编)

2016-2017 Chinese Panda Book Awards Winners

Younger Winners (低龄组)

《不一样的卡梅拉:我想去看海》作者:(法)约里波瓦 艾利施绘

Middle Winners (高小组)


Older Winners (初中组)


Mature Winners

《孤独深处:北京折叠》 作者:郝景芳

Happy reading!

The Chinese Panda Book Awards Steering Committee 2016

2015-2016 Chinese Panda Winners

Thank you for your participation in the first time ever Chinese Panda Book Awards. The committee decided to select two winners from each category this year, one for CSL readers and one for near native and native readers. Based on the votes we collected from K-12 students, our first year winners are determined as follows:

Younger Winners (低龄组)


Middle Winners (高小组)



Older Winners (初中组)


Mature Winners

《当代中国微记录》 作者:李禄兴


Happy reading!

The Chinese Panda Book Awards Steering Committee 2015