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Mo Yan's success represents recognition: Chinese writers' group

(Xinhua)

09:19, October 12, 2012

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BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Mo Yan's winning of 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature shows the world's recognition of China's contemporary literature, according to the China Writers Association.

It also represents the attentions drawn to Chinese writers and the international influences of Chinese literature, said an official statement from the organization on Thursday evening.

Mo is the first Chinese national to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

In the statement, the association congratulated Mo Yan on his success and spoke highly of his "outstanding achievements."

Mo had effectively extended the boundaries of imagination, the depth of thoughts and state of arts of Chinese literature by focusing on lives the countryside with a unique national style, said the statement.

He Jianming, vice president of the association, said in a separate interview that "It is not only a joyous occasion for Mo, but also a dream coming true for generations of Chinese writers."

The prize also shows recognition in realism writing derived from traditional Chinese literature, said He.

He cited Mo's latest novel, Frog, which was published in China in 2010, as an example of Mo's focus on realism. The book focuses on the influence of China's "one child" policy in the countryside.

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