Jim Mockford is the author of The Kite that Touched the Sky, a bilingual Chinese and English illustrated children’s book published in the summer of 2020. Please join this China Chat as Jim discusses an unusual family connection to China from over a century in the past and six generations to the present with grandchildren born 2017 to 2020 and how this led to his writing the book. This China Chat will also answer your questions in a Q&A format.
About the Speaker:
Jim Mockford is a historian and writer specializing in Asian and Pacific studies. He attended Waseda University in Tokyo and graduated from the University of Oregon. Jim was an award-winning kite flier at the 1987 Weifang International Kite Festival in Weifang, China. In 2017, he returned to Weifang to fly kites in China once again, and began to write a children’s book about his grandchildren in China and the USA and their adventure together flying kites.