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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Mo Yan the censorship fighter

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 08:13am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy On hearing the news of Mo Yan 's Nobel win and seeing the many negative respones that accompanied it, poet Jian Ning had this lesser-known story to share on Sina Weibo about Mo's hand a several years ago in helping film director Jia Zhangke overcome a ban on his films: Given all this fierce criticism, I just want to say something about Mo Yan's sense ...

  2. Mo Yan: his works, awards, and controversies

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 09:45am

    ... Mo Yan, born on February 17, 1955, is a renowned Chinese author. He is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012. Mo is best known in the West for two of his novels which were the basis of the film Red Sorghum. He was appointed a deputy chairman of the quasi-official Chinese Writers' Association in November 2011.  ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mo Yan worthy of the Nobel Prize for literature

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Mo Yan worthy of Nobel Prize The award of the prestigious Nobel Prize to individuals deemed to have conferred the "greatest benefit of mankind" guarantees that every choice is open to debate. The Swedish Academy's decision to give the literature prize to Chinese author Mo Yan is no exception. While the nation basks in glory and hails it as belated ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Made to be broken

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou Nobel prize winner Herta Mueller, who has labelled fellow laureate Mo Yan's award a 'catastrophe', tells Maya Jaggi that life under a communist regime drove her ... mainland writer Mo Yan’s Nobel prize a “catastrophe”, rewarding an author whom she claims “celebrates censorship” and is too close to the central government. She said that handing the prize ...

  5. News - China - NOBEL PRIZE

    Media frenzy as Chinese author tipped for Nobel

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 09:46pm by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Critically acclaimed for his work and faulted for his tolerance of government censors, Chinese author Mo Yan has suddenly found himself at the centre of a media frenzy over his prospects of winning the Nobel Prize. The mainland media has gone into overdrive touting the possibly that Mo Yan could become the first Chinese national to win the prestigious litreature award ...

  6. News - China

    China Digest, October 31, 2012

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... inundated The former residence of Mo Yan, China's first Nobel laureate in literature, in Gaomi has become a popular tourist destination since he was given the award earlier this month, and all ...

  7. News - China

    President Xi laments state of Chinese soccer on Mexico trip

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Soccer fan Xi Jinping used his speech to Mexico's congress to once again lament the state of the sport in China. Soccer is the country's most watched sport but its team languishes way down the global rankings at No95. "I am a football fan,& ...

  8. News - China - CRIME

    Net users blame 'Skynet' over death of abducted mainland baby

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Costly national surveillance network criticised for failing to find kidnapped infant in stolen SUV A costly national surveillance network is under fire in Changchun, Jilin, for failing to catch the suspect in a high-profile kidnapping case that tragically ...

  9. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold front to bring snow and ice to Beijing and northern provinces

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Temperatures to head towards zero today but chill winds should be over before party congress Northern provinces brace for wintry blast A cold front will bring a blast of early winter weather across much of northern China today, including Beijing, where preparations are underway for the 18th National Party Congress, weather authorities warned. Northern ...

  10. Budding young poet finds her inspiration from old masters

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Yan Li

    ... Ancient Chinese poetry holds special appeal for Winnie Tsui Wai, a winner in a prestigious Hong Kong poetry competition. The classical novel Story of Stones cast a spell over her as a 14-year-old. But it was not until two years later when she met another ...




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