Tan Xiangdong lives in Xian, the former Capitol City of the Tang Dynasty. As a fine arts educator, he has a great appreciation for Chinese traditional culture and poetry, and loves sharing it with others.

A humorous and optimistic person, Tan Xiangdong very much enjoys his practice of Chinese calligraphy and drawing. In his books, he provides us with excellent examples of one of China’s unique traditional drawing styles – line art. The illustrations not only help readers learn a bit about Tang culture and history, but also provide an opportunity to explore the genre’s especially detailed characters and style.