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  1. News - China - ARTS

    Nobel laureate Mo Yan will teach in Taiwan

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Famed mainland author to instruct university classes on writing and cross-strait literature Nobel laureate Mo Yan will teach in Taiwan Nobel Laureate Mo Yan will teach Chinese writing and literature at a Taiwanese university beginning next year. The National Taiwan Normal University announced on Thursday that Mo Yan, who ...

  2. News - China - LITERATURE

    Censorship has spurred writers, says Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... declares Mo Yan Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan has revealed in an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post that he believes censorship has motivated authors to write about topics seen ... The decision of the Nobel Committee to award the prize to Mo Yan - a long-time Communist Party member and vice-chairman of the party-aligned Chinese Writers' Association - also raised eyebrows ...

  3. News - China - LITERATURE

    Mo Yan: from farm labourer to literary superstar

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Literary giant who tellsthe big stories of China Mo Yan emerged as one of China's most prominent and influential authors during the 1980s, but came to worldwide ... Mo Yan, meaning "don't speak", as his pen name. He found fame with social commentaries such as Red Sorghum Clan , the story of a Shandong family facing decades of upheaval ...

  4. News - China - LITERATURE

    Mo Yan shares some Nobel thoughts

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 04:12am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Mo Yan sings the praises of motherhood and its power to move mountains, while he is a bit less enthusiastic about hurried trips to Hong Kong Sharing some Nobel thoughts Q: ... will find a vast and flat plateau where you can see the horizon, but you may feel empty. Hong Kong authors I know of include Xi Xi, the pen-name of poet Zhang Yan, Wong Bik-wan, Dung Kai-cheung, Lau ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Pow!, by Mo Yan

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Pow! by Mo Yan translated by Howard Goldblatt Seagull Books Mo Yan's first novel to appear in English since the Nobel honour, Pow! reads like public masturbation; at times laughable, ... of nightmares. Who needs these hackneyed hallucinations? Certainly Mo Yan does, as without them he would have a bigger challenge: to tackle the gritty realism of his fictional world. The backstory ...

  6. News - China

    China Nobel winner Mo Yan defies critics

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 07:59pm by AFP

    ... Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan has hit back at critics who accused him of being too close to China’s government, saying in a newspaper interview he does not write on behalf of the ruling ... of the people, not the party,” he said in an interview with the German newspaper Der Spiegel , adding: “I detest corrupt officials.” Mo Yan hit out at exiled-Chinese dissident author Liao Yiwu, who ...

  7. News - China - NOBEL PRIZES

    Mo Yan picks up literature award

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Mo Yan picks up literature award Mo Yan was given the Nobel Prize for Literature Award and a cheque for 8 million Swedish krona (HK$9.25 million) ... posters". "Using ridicule and sarcasm Mo Yan attacks history and its falsifications as well as deprivation and political hypocrisy," he said. Wastberg cited Mo's novel Republic ...

  8. News - China

    Mo Yan’s Nobel lecture derided by dissidents

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 07:48pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Mo Yan was assailed on Saturday in the Chinese dissident community as a “prostitute” after his Nobel lecture, which was acclaimed in the communist state’s ... Chinese has won a Nobel prize, so it is not Mo Yan’s fault that the state media is praising him,” a Beijing intellectual, who only wanted to be identified by her surname Wang, said. “It is clear ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Mo Yan's Boxer Rebellion novel an orgy of pain and pleasure

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Mo Yan's Boxer Rebellion novel is an emotional see-saw, a magical, operatic, violent historical epic Mo Yan's first novel to be published in English since he won last year's ... most dastardly invention gives Mo's novel its title: "The gist of it is that a pointed sandalwood stake is inserted into the subject's grain passage and forced up all the way ...

  10. News - China - NOBEL PRIZE

    ‘Mo Yan Culture Experience Zone’ planned for Nobel laureate's hometown

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 02:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese city hopes to cash in on the success of its most famous resident, Nobel Literature Prize winner Mo Yan, by investing millions in a tourist zone dedicated to the writer, Chinese media said on Thursday. Gaomi, a city in eastern China’s Shandong province, will invest US$107 million in projects to honour Mo Yan, who has set most of his gritty ...




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