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  OUHK Hails 2012 Nobel Prize Winner Mo Yan 12/10/2012
   
 

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) extends congratulations to our Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, Mo Yan, for winning the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is the first Chinese writer to win the prize. The OUHK President Professor John C Y Leong praises Mo Yan as "the pride of contemporary Chinese literature".

Mo Yan was born in a peasant family in Shandong, China. He was forced to give up schooling during the Cultural Revolution. With his passion for writing, he has published numerous novels and short stories which are well-received by readers at home and abroad, including Red Sorghum, The Republic of Wine, Sandalwood Death: A Novel, Big Breasts and Wide Hips, and Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out.

The OUHK conferred an honorary degree upon Mo Yan in 2005 for his outstanding achievements. In the same year, he gave a Tai Ning Public Seminar "Chinese Literature vs World literature: Writer, Translator and Critics" organized by the School of Arts and Social Sciences of OUHK. Teachers and students who had attended the seminar found his speech very inspiring. The seminar video is now available at the OUHK Open Learning Platform (openlearn.ouhk.hk/v/173).

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Pictures (Left) : The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) conferred honorary degree upon Dr Mo Yan, the new Nobel Literature Prize winner, in 2005.
Pictures (Right) : Dr Mo Yan shared his view on contemporary literature at the "Chinese Literature vs World literature: Writer, Translator and Critics" Public Seminar organized by the OUHK in 2005.
 
   
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