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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - LITERATURE

    Media frenzy over author Mo Yan's chance to win Nobel Prize

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of winning the Nobel Prize. The mainland media has gone into overdrive touting the possibility that Mo could become the first Chinese national to win the prestigious literature award after odd-makers ... about it, I would be attacked, as many have been criticising Chinese writers for the Nobel Prize anxiety," Mo Yan was once quoted as saying. Born as Guan Moye to a rural family in Gaomi, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    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 ...

  4. News - China - NOBEL PRIZE

    Mo Yan's Nobel Prize lecture scorned by China dissidents

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with state media widely covering this year's literature prize winner even as dissident artists piled on derision. In the traditional Nobel lecture in Stockholm on Friday, Mo, the vice-chairman ... "The announcement of my Nobel Prize has led to controversy. At first I thought I was the target of the disputes, but over time I've come to realise that the real target was a person who ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. News - China - LITERATURE

    Nobel winner Mo Yan country's second-wealthiest writer

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Nobel winner Mo Yan nation's 2nd-richest writer Less than two months after winning the Nobel Prize for literature, Mo Yan can claim another distinction: ... The list's founder, Wu Huaiyao, told the West China City Daily that Mo Yan clearly benefited from the Nobel committee's October 11 decision, making him the first Chinese national ...

  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. News - China - NOBEL PRIZES

    China writers praise Mo Yan for dissident release call

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 06:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... of his works and the political personality of an official writer, and this has caused wide controversy after his winning of the Nobel Prize.” ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing An independent Chinese writer’s group has welcomed calls by Nobel prizewinner Mo Yan for the early release of jailed fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo, ...

  9. News - China

    Nobel laureate Mo Yan takes swipe at critics in lecture

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 10:07am by AFP in STOCKHOLM

    ... hero. “The announcement of my Nobel Prize has led to controversy. At first I thought I was the target of the disputes, but over time I’ve come to realise that the real target was a person who ... is carried off by the wind; the written word can never be oblitreated,” he told the audience. He wrapped up the annual Nobel Lecture in Literature with a sarcastic comment seemingly aimed at his ...

  10. News - China

    Newspapers divided in their enthusiasm over Nobel for Mo Yan

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, WIRE

    ... the Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday, China Central Television broke into its usually well choreographed main 7pm news bulletin to report the announcement. But becoming the first Chinese ... She said the prize may help Chinese "open up their minds and hearts" and engage the world through literature. Additional reporting by Associated Press ...




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