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  1. News - China - NOBEL PRIZES

    Mo Yan walks delicate line on his way to collect Nobel literature prize

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The Nobel literature prize winner is likely to avoid tricky subjects in his Stockholm speech Delicate dance expected from Mo Yan China's Nobel literature winner, Mo Yan, headed to Sweden yesterday to collect his award, but he walks a delicate line with the authorities and is expected to avoid mentioning his jailed fellow laureate Liu ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Pauline Chen reworks a classic of Chinese literature

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by CLARISSA

    ... Peking. But just as Cao Xueqin's original book- considered one of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature- delivers a scathing critique of feudal China, the shimmering facades ... the stage for tragedy. Purists might be appalled by the liberties Chen, who has a doctorate in Chinese literature from Princeton University, has taken with the original book. Plot lines are rejigged ...

  3. Chinese literature alive and kicking, says author

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Chinese literature has evolved into a diverse entity, comprising anything from highbrow epics to populist forms of internet culture, according to the new chairwoman of the China ... that it is unimpressive at best. The 'golden era' of contemporary Chinese literature, a period during the 1980s in the wake of the Cultural Revolution, may have died out, she said. But its end ...

  4. Top prize for novel written in 43 days

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... literature. Life, Death, Trial, by Shandong-born author Mo Yan, was announced yesterday as the recipient of the HK$300,000 Dream of the Red Chamber Award. The literary prize, named after a Qing ... 'very personal'. Harvard University chair professor of Chinese literature David Wang Der-wei, a member of the selection panel, said the judges had been won over by the author's ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    China: 'This Generation' by Han Han

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com This Generation by Han Han (translated by Allan Barr) Simon & Schuster Joanna Chiu Han Han is such an outsized personality in China, with millions of Chinese hanging on to his every word, that it is easy to forget he i ...

  6. Talent spotters

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Karen Ma

    ... A Chinese literature blog featuring translated works has been launched in Beijing to generate publisher interest, writes Karen Ma Ten months ago, when Cindy Carter and her fellow Beijing-based translators of Chinese fiction met to talk about creating a blog dedicated to Chinese literature in translation, they agreed that few people outside China knew much about contemporary ...

  7. Asia's biggest screen stars owe debt to prolific novelist

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Big- and small-screen adaptations of Louis Cha Leung-yung's novels have been launch pads in Hong Kong for some of Asia's biggest stars, including Andy Lau Tak-wah, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Stephen Chow Sing-chi. Lau played the lead ...

  8. Diane Wei Liang

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... of her lack of allegiance to east or west, Wei says she considers herself 'an international nomad' and has no time for the notion of a Chinese perspective in literature. 'The ... Baby, the Beijing-banned soft porn novel by the girl wonder of modern Chinese literature, Wei Hui. She says Chang's 1992 classic is 'the best chronicle of modern China', adding ...

  9. Eddie Tay

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... Finger Press published Tay's A Lover's Soliloquy in March. The collection continues the interest in reworking and interpreting Tang dynasty literature that Tay showed in his first ... and bred in Singapore, Tay, 30, was educated at a bilingual English-Chinese school. After years spent trying to escape from Chinese literature, he later discovered the beauty of Tang dynasty poets ...

  10. News - China - NOBEL PRIZES

    'Wishful thinking' to link Mo Yan's Nobel prize with China's rise

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Official declarations that the world's most coveted literature prize recognises Chinese 'soft power' is wishful thinking, critics say 'Mere fiction' to link Mo Yan Nobel prize with China's rise The awarding of the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature to Mo Yan is a great recognition of Chinese literary talent, ...




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