YOU, Chengcheng



Kelen, Christopher & Chengcheng You. (2022). Poetics and Ethics of Anthropomorphism: Children, Animals, and Poetry. Routledge.


You, Chengcheng. (2023) Beyond Triviality Barriers: The Transcendent Poetics of Play in Feng Zikai’s manhua Legacy. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications. DOI:10.1057/s41599-023-02480-6

You, Chengcheng. (2023) Towards a Genre of Cross-species Storytelling: Exploring Slow Narratives in Naoko Awa’s Fairy Tales. Children’s Literature in Education.DOI:

You, Chengcheng. (2023) “Children’s Gothic in Chinese Context: The Untranslatability and Cross-cultural Readability of a Literary Genre”. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 25(2). DOI:

You, Chengcheng. (2023) Outlandish creatures and genre crossover: a Deleuzian perspective. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications. DOI:10.1057/s41599-023-02049-3

You, Chengcheng. (2023) The Glocal Practice of Anthropomorphism: Storying Chinese Wild Animals for Young Readers. International Research in Children’s Literature, 16(2), pp155-168. (A&HCI)

You, Chengcheng. (2023) Genre, tradition and renewal: Animal autobiography and poetics of the multicentric self.  Humanities & Social Sciences Communications. Doi: 10.1057/s41599-023-01827-3  

You, Chengcheng. (2022). Storytelling for a Republic of Childhood: Rebranding China’s National Images in Children’s Literature. Neohelicon.

You, Chengcheng. (2022). “The Demon Child and His Modern Fate: Reconstructing the Nezha Myth in Animated Fabulation”. animation: an interdisciplinary journal, 17(3).

You, Chengcheng. (2022). “Who Speaks for Nature? Genre, Gender and the Eco-translation of Chinese Wild Animals”. Children’s Literature in Education, 1-19. DOI: 10.1007/s10583-022-09484-x     

You, Chengcheng. (2022). “Debatable genre: comparative poetics in the wild animal stories of Ernest Thompson Seton and Shixi Shen”. Neohelicon, 1-16. DOI:10.1007/s11059-021-00616-8 

Kelen,Christopher & Chengcheng You. (2021). “They’d Eaten Every One”: Food Anthropomorphism in “The Walrus and the Carpenter”, English Studies, 1-20. DOI: 1080/0013838X.2021.1952529

You, Chengcheng. (2021). The Necessity of an Anthropomorphic Approach to Children’s Literature. Children’s Literature in Education, 52 (2):183-199. (A&HCI)

You, Chengcheng. (2019). Aesthetic Dilemma of Adaptation and Politics of Subjectivity: Animating the Chinese Classic Journey to the WestInternational Research in Children’s Literature, 12(1), pp34-46. (A&HCI) DOI: 10.3366/ircl.2019.0289

You, Chengcheng. (2019). The Cultural Poetics of Anthropomorphism: Rereading a Chinese Fable. History of Education & Children’s Literature, 14(1), pp 465-486. (A&HCI)

You, Chengcheng. (2019). Representing Zoo Animals: The Other-than-Anthropocentric in Anthony Browne’s Picturebooks. The Lion and the Unicorn,43(1), pp 22-41. (A&HCI)  DOI: 10.1353/uni.2019.0002

Kelen, Christopher, and Chengcheng You. (2019). Liminal Encounters: Ethics of Anthropomorphism in the Poetry of Levertov, Szymborska and Fulton. Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal, 52 (2), pp 147-65. (A&HCI)

You, Chengcheng. (2019). New Realities and Representations of Homelessness in Chinese Children’s Literature in an Era of Urbanization. Children’s Literature in Education, 50(4), 365-380. (A&HCI)

You, Chengcheng. (2018). Harmony, Home and Anthropomorphism: Representation of Minority Nationalities in Contemporary Chinese Ethnic Children’s Literature. Children’s Literature in Education, 49(4), 499-515. (A&HCI) DOI: 10.1007/s10583-017-9318-6

You, Chengcheng. (2016). Introduction to Hans Christian Andersen Awards Nominees Cao Wenxuan, Zhu Chengliang, Ferit Avci, Sonia Nimr, Ted van Lieshout. Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’ s Literature. 54 (2), p.19, p.20, p.41, p.46, p. 59.

You, Chengcheng. (2015). Strange Encounter: Depicting ‘An’ Other Reality for Young Children. Journal of Urban Society’s Arts, 15(1), pp.25-34.

Book Chapters

You, Chengcheng. (2024). Re-engendering the genre: critical anthropomorphism in the eco-translation of Chinese wild animal stories. In Maria Dasca & Rosa Ceraols (Eds.), Translation Studies and Ecology (pp. 163-185). Routledge.

You, Chengcheng. (2022). Hidden Atrocities in Cinematic Representations of Chinese Girlhoods. In Victoria Nesfield and Philip Smith (Eds.), Representing Childhood and Atrocity (pp. 253-272). SUNY.

You, Chengcheng. (forthcoming). “A long way before it and a long way behind it”: “Jabberwocky” in Chinese Translation. In Anna Kérchy et al. (Eds.), Completely Jabberwocky: A Companion to Translations of the Frabjous Poem by Lewis Carroll. Evertype.

You, Chengcheng. (2018). Picturing a Posthuman Identity: Personhood, Affect and Companionship Ethics in Mary Liddell’s Little Machinery and Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing. In Anna Kerchy (Ed.), Posthumanism in Fantastic Fiction(pp.133-147). Creative Commons e-book.

You, Chengcheng. (2017). Ghostly Vestiges of Strange Tales: Horror, History and the Haunted Chinese Child. In Jackson, Anna (Ed.), New Directions in Children’s Gothic: Debatable Lands(pp.81-101). Routledge.

You, Chengcheng and Chrysogonus Siddha Malilang. (2016). Playtime in Playworld: How Children Learn to Rule. In Christopher Kelen and Bjorn Sundmark (Eds.), Child Governance and Autonomy in Children’s Literature: Where Children Rule (pp.218-230). Routledge.