Jerry (available in summer 2020)
When Chinese teacher Qi enters his classroom, he finds a horse among his students – Jerry. Jerry is amazing. Despite being a horse, he speaks and writes fluently in Chinese, Japanese, German, and other languages. He also cooks, cleans, listens to music (and to the rain), is romantic, sensitive, gentle … Soon enough, the teacher and Qi move in together and become roommates. Qi thinks about Jerry day and night. Suddenly, there shows up Jerry’s ex, Ronnie, a mule. How will Jerry, Qi, and Ronnie get along?
Jerry is a parody on soap operas, a parody on fantasy, a parody on textbooks – but actually, it is a Chinese textbook.
Jerry is authored by Piotr Gibas, Associate Professor for Chinese Language and Literature at the College of Charleston, and Grainger Lanneau, M.A. student at the National Taiwan University.