Gao Xingjian attends a seminar at the University of Science and Technology as part of a week-long visit to the city. Photo: May Tse Gao Xingjian attends a seminar at the University of Science and Technology as part of a week-long visit to the city. Photo: May Tse
Gao Xingjian attends a seminar at the University of Science and Technology as part of a week-long visit to the city. Photo: May Tse

An author's advice: Live true to yourself, says Nobel winner Gao Xingjian

Visiting Nobel laureate says living as the 'conception of a person' and not for our own selves makes it easier for others to label and then control us

Gao Xingjian attends a seminar at the University of Science and Technology as part of a week-long visit to the city. Photo: May Tse Gao Xingjian attends a seminar at the University of Science and Technology as part of a week-long visit to the city. Photo: May Tse
Gao Xingjian attends a seminar at the University of Science and Technology as part of a week-long visit to the city. Photo: May Tse
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