Christoph Niemann Teaches Chinese To Children With Art


I recently receive an email from Woody Fu from MTV Iggy:

Hi Fauna,

Here’s 2 pieces I shot with Christoph Niemann that you might be interested in for your site:

Quicky: The Pet Dragon, by Christoph Niemann

Quicky: Illustrator/Designer Christoph Niemann

He’s an illustrator/designer who drew a children’s book called The Pet Dragon. The book also functions as a 101 to learning the Chinese language. In the first video Christoph discusses the trials of making the book (he’s German and English is his 2nd language, and he has zero formal Chinese education), and in the second video I try to stump him by giving him increasingly difficult Chinese characters to make images out of.

Hope you enjoy!

Woody Fu
Segment Producer

What do you think about Christoph Niemann?


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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