Chia-Hua Chang was born in Chia-yi, Taiwan in 1963. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from National Taiwan University, a Master’s degree in the same field of study from National Chung Cheng University, and a PhD in Children’s Literature from Beijing Normal University. Chang was both a newspaper and magazine editor, and formerly held the position of college professor.
His works, including The Book of Oceans, Moonlight Trilogy, Young Readers Edition of Records of the Grand Historian, the Young Readers Edition of Journey to the West, and Single Eyed Monkey King, have all been published not only in both complex and simplified Chinese editions, but in Korean, as well. Chang is the recipient of numerous awards including: the Mandarin Daily News Reed Pipe Award, Good Books for Everyone Award Best Children's Books of the Year, the China Times Open Book Award Best Children’s Books of the Year, the Golden Tripod Awards Notable Children's Book, the Laurel Children’s Book Award, the Bing Xin Children’s Book Award, the 30 Best Chinese Books Award, and the Chinese Outstanding Publication Award. In 2017, Chang was nominated as one of the top 10 most creative children’s authors on China’s e-commerce website, Dangdang. His works are often selected for Chinese language textbooks at the elementary level in Taiwan.
Leo Tang has been a dedicated illustrator for decades. He started out in 1985 as an illustrator at Echo Publishing Company, and illustrated for the Echo Encyclopedia and Echo Junior Encyclopedia. In 1988, Tang participated in illustrating for the series Children’s Taiwan, and Fairy Tale China in Pictures. He started using the pen name Tang Tang in 2003, and published the bestseller, The Short-Eared Bunny, which was followed by over 10 picture books including The Short-Eared Bunny Scores 0 Points, The Short-Eared Bunny and Sha-Sha the Elephant, etc.
He is the illustrator of popular children’s books such as Young Readers Edition of Records of the Grand Historian, Star General, Assistant Minister under the Sun, etc. Tang’s works have been selected multiple times at the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. Recently, Tang has been creating modern pieces of art, and holding solo exhibitions, which have been widely received. His art pieces are collected by both private collectors as well as art museums.