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No gold medal in literature

(People's Daily Online)

10:09, October 12, 2012


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Background :
Chinese writer Mo Yan has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature, announced Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday.
>>>Chinese writer Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize

Opinions :
No gold medal in literature
Many people in China were excited by the "Nobel Prize" goes to Mo Yan. In fact, our compatriots have been chronically anxious for the Nobel Prize in Literature. For years, the awarding of the Prize to a Chinese has been considered as recognition of the Chinese literature by the world, which stems from the lack of confidence.

There is a Chinese saying that goes "championship in martial arts can be taken through competition, but that is not the case in literary works."

Numerous writers around the world are by no means a bunch of pupils and the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Literature are definitely unqualified as the teacher who reads and judges compositions. Qualities of stories and articles are up to the reader to feel. Their feelings are unlikely to be unified and evaluated to be good or not by criterion.>>>Read the full text

>>>When can Chinese shed 'Nobel Prize complex'
It can be said that both Chinese literature and writers have accumulated very deep "Nobel Prize complex." Why does China, a country with an ancient civilization and world's large population, always miss the Nobel Prize for Literature? How can the Chinese literature be ignored?
>>>Let’s be realistic about Nobel Prize prospects
For over 100 years, the names of Chinese authors have been absent from the list of winners for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Mo is one of the most widely read writers in China and is a typical Chinese author in the traditional sense. His works reflect a vivid and real grass-roots China.

More coverage :

Video: The literature of 2012 Nobel winner Mo Yan

>>>Mo Yan 'very surprised' upon winning Nobel Literature Prize
>>>Mo Yan's success represents recognition
>>>How did Mo Yan win Nobel Prize in Literature?
>>>Mo Yan's works become popular at Frankfurt Book Fair
>>>Italian experts applaud Mo Yan's winning of Nobel Prize in Literature

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