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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.

Mo Yan, Nobel Laureate, Says Censorship Is Necessary

AP | LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 02.05.2013 | Books

STOCKHOLM — This year's Nobel Prize in literature winner, Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his membership in China's Communist Party and relu...

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.

Can A Nobel Prize Boost Chinese Tourism?

Posted 10.19.2012 | Travel

The home town of Mo Yan, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for literature, may be the next big tourist destination in China. Tourism officials ...

Chinese Noble Prize-Winner Steps Into Political Minefield

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 10.12.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's newly named Nobel laureate for literature expressed hope Friday that an imprisoned Chinese winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be ...

Chinese Noble Prize-Winner Steps Into Political Minefield

www.nytimes.com | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Mo Yan, the new Nobel laureate who has strenuously avoided antagonizing the Communist Party during much of his career, stepped into a polit...

And The Winner Of The Nobel Prize In Literature Is...

AP | ALEXA OLESEN and LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books

BEIJING — Novelist Mo Yan, this year's Nobel Prize winner for literature, is practiced in the art of challenging the status quo without offendin...