Yu Rong

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Yu Rong
Yu Rong at BookExpo (05745).jpg
Yu Rong at BookExpo 2019
Alma materRoyal College of Art
OccupationIllustrator, teacher

Yu Rong (郁蓉) is an award-winning Chinese illustrator of children's picture books, especially known for her use of papercutting artwork.


Born in China, Yu Rong first trained as a primary school teacher, then studied for a BA in Chinese Painting and Contemporary Art Design (Nanjing Normal University's Art College) and an MA in Communication and Design (Royal College of Art, London). She now lives near Cambridge, UK.[1]

Awards, honours, exhibitions[edit]


  • 2004 - A Lovely Day for Amelia Goose
  • 2007 - Tracks of a Panda (with Nick Dowson)
  • 2016 - Smoke (with Cao Wenxuan, tr. Duncan Poupard)
  • 2016 - Snowflake in My Pocket (with Rachel Bright)
  • 2017 - Free as a Cloud (with Bai Bing)
  • 2017 - I am Hua Mulan (with Qin Wenjun)
  • 2017 - Summer (with Cao Wenxuan, tr. Yan Ding)


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