What do you get when you combine the charm of pandas, the thrill of adventure, and the power of storytelling? The answer is panda novel, a new genre of fiction that has emerged in recent years as a way of raising awareness and appreciation for the endangered bears.
Panda novel is a term coined by Chinese author Li Qiang, who wrote the first book of this genre in 2018. His novel, titled “The Bamboo Forest”, tells the story of a young panda named Xiao Ming who escapes from a poaching ring and embarks on a journey to find his family and his home. Along the way, he meets other animals, faces dangers, and learns about the importance of conservation.
Li Qiang says he was inspired by his love for pandas and his desire to share their plight with the world. He says he hopes his novel can educate readers about the threats that pandas face, such as habitat loss, climate change, and illegal hunting. He also hopes his novel can inspire readers to take action to protect pandas and their environment.
Panda novel is not only popular in China, but also in other countries where pandas have a special appeal. For example, in Japan, where pandas are considered a symbol of friendship and peace, several panda novels have been published and translated into Japanese. One of them is “The Panda’s Journey”, by Japanese author Yoko Tawada, who writes from the perspective of a panda who travels from China to Japan as a diplomatic gift.
Panda novel is also gaining attention in the West, where some publishers and authors have expressed interest in this genre. One of them is American author James Patterson, who is known for his best-selling thriller novels. He says he plans to write a panda novel in collaboration with Li Qiang, as a way of reaching out to a new audience and supporting a good cause.
Panda novel is not only a genre of fiction, but also a genre of passion. It is a genre that celebrates the beauty and diversity of nature, and that advocates for the preservation and respect of life. It is a genre that appeals to readers of all ages and backgrounds, who can relate to the emotions and experiences of the panda protagonists. It is a genre that has the potential to make a difference in the world, one story at a time.