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A primer on Chinese literature’s first Nobel winner and providing wheelchairs around the world
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A primer on Chinese literature’s first Nobel winner
Last week, Mo Yanbecame the first Chinese citizen ever awarded the Nobel Prize in literature(Gao Xingjian won in 2000, but he was a French citizen). Mo Yan, a pen-name for Guan Moye meaning “don’t speak,” grew up during the Cultural Revolution, the setting for many of his works.
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature: Announcementthenobelprize
The Nobel Committee praised the author’s “hallucinatory realism.”
Interview: The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literaturethenobelprize
China Focus - Controversy Over Mo Yan and the Nobel Prizentdtv
We’llfind out more about Mo Yan’s life and work from Chicago-based writer WenguangHuang.
Providing wheelchairs around the world
Worldviewtalks with Don Schoendorfer, the founder andpresident of Free Wheelchair Mission, an organization dedicated to providingwheelchairs for the disabled in developing nations.