Tang Ya Ming
Tang Ya Ming was born in Beijing in 1953, and left for Japan in August 1983. He graduated in the Department of Arts, Waseda University, and received his postgraduate and doctoral degrees in Tokyo University. He then became the first foreign formal editor in Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc., the most authoritative children's book publishing house in Japan, and has been working there for 28 years. He has edited many picture books, and has received many national and international awards. Many of his works are published in Japanese newspaper and magazines. His main translation works include The Jade Dew (received the 8th Takeshi Kaiko's award), Nezha and the Dragon King (received 22nd Picture Book Award of Kodensha Cultural Award), and Journey to the West (received 48th Sankei Children's Book Award). He is a former Asian representative and the illustration judge of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy. He is now the board member of JBBY, lecturer in Toyo University, Waseda University, and Sophia University. He also writes series articles in the NHK television network Chinese textbooks.