WANG, Shaoli

Author Tags: Chinese, Illustration, Kidlit & Young Adult

Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook (Tradewind $24.95), with texts by Paul Yee and recipes by Judy Chan, has won the 2015 Gourmand Award for best Canadian cookbook. It was illustrated by Shaoli Wang, with and introduction by Jane Yolen. Yee has provided original stories as well as his interpretations of Chinese folklore. Each story is followed by a recipe for a traditional Chinese dish. Born in China, Shaoli Wang graduated from the Department of Fines Arts of Qingdao Normal College, specializing in children's book illustration. She immigrated in 1995 and now lives in Coquitlam. Previously her book, Bamboo, was a finalist for the B.C. Book Prize for illustrated children’s books. 978-1-896580-68-5



Graduated from Department of Fine Arts, Qingdao Normal College specializing in children's book illustration, gouache and oil painting


City of Qingdao Children and Young Adults Art Education Award


First City of Qingdao Ten Best Young Artists Award


China National Fine Arts Exhibition
Province of Shandang Art Exhibition, Silver Award

China National Children and Young Adults Art Competition Best Teacher Award


Nine Painters Group Show, Central Fine Arts College, Beijing
Second City of Qingdao Ten Best Young Artists Award
Province of Shandang Children's Creativity Essay Competition, First Prize


China National Best Art Teacher Award


China National Fine Arts Exhibition
China National Children and Young Adults Art Education Award
Immigrated to Canada in September


Annual solo exhibitions, International New Year's Festival, Plaza of Nations, Vancouver


Solo exhibition, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Gardens, Vancouver


Illustrated Bamboo


Illustrated Shu-li and Tamara


Harmonious Dichotomy - Solo exhibition, Yaletown Gallery, Vancouver

[BCBW 2015]

Three Gourmand Awards
News item (2015)

Held in Paris last year, the Gourmand Cookbook Awards is an international event that was staged this year in Yangtai, the most northern major city in China. So when B.C. publisher Michael Katz learned his Tradewind title Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts—A Literary Cookbook had won three Gourmand awards, he had a good problem on his hands. Who could accept the prizes on behalf of co-authors Paul Yee (texts), Judy Chan (recipes) and Shaoli Wang (illustrations)? Through a professor at UBC, he managed to hook up with an agreeable English teacher at Yangtai University, Peggy Macdonald from Nova Scotia, who happily accepted the task of attending the banquet. Launched earlier this year at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens in Vancouver, Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts won for best book for Chinese cuisine in the world as well as best cookbook from Canada and best children’s food book.