Book cover image of The House on Horse Mountain featuring a small group of students walking up a hill next to lush foilage and trees

The House on Horse Mountain


by Jason Li

A graphic memoir about life in the forgotten refugee communities of Hong Kong.

The House on Horse Mountain tells the story of a young girl growing up in one of the many refugee communities that dotted the hillsides of Hong Kong in the 1960s. It follows the story of the diligent but clumsy Ann as she runs chores around town, gets into trouble at school, and tries to win her parents’ approval. The book is based on my mother’s stories about her childhood.

To be released some time in 2021-2022.

A print run of the first chapter was a Project We Love on Kickstarter, and is currently being distributed by Paradise Systems.

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Peek inside the book

A series of panels as an ecstatic young girl begins to play a game of marbles with her friends after drawing a chalk circle on the ground. They place some marbles on the ground and begin to flick others at them.
A collage-like image detailing a student's favorite food, favorite subject in school, least favorite chore, and where she's from

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About the author

Jason Li (he/him) is an independent designer, artist and educator. His practice revolves around promulgating bottom-up narratives, exploring networked technology and helping people live safely on the internet. Previous works have appeared at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Asian Art Museum, and on the BBC. He is a co-author of the forthcoming Hanmoji Handbook, and an editor at Paradise Systems.

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