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China Nobel Prize

China Lacks Nobel Values for True Scientific Progress

Cong Cao | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Cong Cao

The Communist Party has long craved a homegrown Nobel science prize; evidence of a technological power to match its economic might and a vindication of the astonishing £243 billion China has poured into the development of science and technology in the last seven years.

China, Mo Yan and the Nobel: Truth and Consequences

Susan D. Blum | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Susan D. Blum

Censorship in China is widely known and lamented. Chinese literature has a long history of what Emily Dickinson's poem alluded to: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant. It's possible that Mo Yan chooses "not to speak" about the political situation directly, but to tell it slant.

The Dragon Goes Gangnam: China Celebrates the Nobel Prize for Literature

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Preetam Kaushik

In 2010 the Nobel Prize for Literature was given to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year sentence for his pro-democracy views. Officials in China went into a fit of rage. But 2012 saw the Prize go to Mo Yan, an important member of Communist Party.

Giving Hope to China's Activists

Times Wang | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Times Wang

As Liu Xiaobo's Nobel prize ceremony takes place in Oslo on December 10, Human Rights day, it is uncertain whether this award will benefit Chinese activists.

Where Are the Chinese Nobel Prize Winners in Science?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

No one born in the PRC has won the Chemistry or Physiology/Medicine yet, and all four of the PRC-born winners of the Physics prize received their graduate training and did their prize-winning research outside of China.