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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Appal at Nobel literature prize rumour

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 08:22am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy News that Chinese author Mo Yan may have been shortlisted for this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, the winner of which will be revealed sometime this month, has been ... just see if he dares go to receive it, and if he dares in his acceptance speech to say he's the first Chinese to win a Nobel prize. We'll have to see how he reacts when people ask him ...

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    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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs more than a Nobel literature winner to win fans

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says it will take more than a Nobel literature prize for China to be culturally influential, and therefore a true superpower Creative block China has scaled another height with author Mo Yan's award of the Nobel Prize for literature. It's only a matter of time before it overtakes the US as the world's No 1 economy. There is no doubting ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Transparency in selecting Nobel prizes needed

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Nobels need transparency Nobel prizes and controversy seem to go hand in hand. Three of the five given this year were contentious- said to be overtly political ... as not to lose what had been gained. Sending a political message is not what the founder of the prizes, Swedish dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel, envisaged. Yet Nobel committees, especially those choosing ...

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    Mo's works in line with Nobel vision

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by AMY LAI

    ... As expected, Beijing celebrated Mo Yan's award of the Nobel Prize for literature as a national triumph. Also unsurprisingly, though, critics and activists have questioned whether Mo's ... be followed by an easing of government censorship restrictions on literature. At the press conference, Mo called for the release of jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo; it remains to be seen ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nobel peace prize winner's harsh sentence demeans Beijing

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the correctness of its position? By contrast, the warm reception for the Nobel prize for literature awarded this year to Mo Yan is jingoistic. Mo has declined to join 134 Nobel laureates in calling ... arrest began when, to China's fury, he was awarded the 2010 Nobel peace prize, and she announced he had dedicated it from jail to victims of the June 4, 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square. ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Writers are complex creatures, not saints or politicians

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 08:34am by John Kennedy

    ... this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, from avant-garde novelist and poet Bei Cun: Journalists and friends have messaged me asking for my view, as I've expressed both congratulations as well ... the reality is that the world continues to turn without it. Fei Chang Dao--  Chinese Websites Censor "Nobel Peace Prize" and "Liu Xiaobo" But Not "Nobel Literature Prize ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Liu's fight is not Mo Yan's responsibility

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the Nobel Prize for literature are sickening, mindless and petty. He chose literature, not dissent or human rights, as a career and personal choice. He has every right to stick to his own ... critics might have had a stronger case if Mo had won the peace prize. But that's not the case. Why single out literature for politicisation? You can say writing publicly is inherently ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US' turn to fear Nobel Peace Prize embarrassment

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says this week's Peace Prize and Sakharov awards have got the US fearing the sort of embarrassment China used to dread Nobel nerves This year's Nobel ... Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and Nelson Mandela of South Africa. The prize has never gone to an American. The outcome of this award may be even worse than the Nobel for the US: among those ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Writers should be true to their convictions

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... Mo Yan's award of the Nobel Prize in literature is but the latest controversy to spark divided views. Sadly, these views may not be debated in the mainstream Chinese media but are only ... Chang Ping Chang Ping isn't convinced that Nobel winner Mo Yan's works honestly reflect his inner struggles Writers should remain true to their convictions to create lasting art ...




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