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Post time 2012-12-14 16:37:38 |Display all floors
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Mo Yan picked up the Nobel Prize for Literature on Monday, and it was a joyful and glorious time for him and for the whole country as he brings Chinese literature into the world spotlight.

Mo is in the limelight in Stockholm, as he is chased by reporters from all over the world. However, while reading the Western coverage of Mo’s award, I’m astonished to see politics rather than literature dominate the interviews.

Mo, a literature devotee, may have felt frustrated as he was submerged by questions on China's freedom of speech or human rights and took on criticism for not being a political dissident.

Mo reiterates that he is a storyteller, the award is a personal thing, “The award goes to the writer, not the country.” It turned out that all his efforts to minimize the political influence of the award are in vain.

The Nobel Prize has long been singled out for politicization to confront China; before Mo, only those who are opposed to China’s current system would win the prize.

This time is supposed to be different. Mo is recognized for his great works. Chinese hail his victory for it is a good opportunity for Western readers to better understand China. After all, we are now in the 21st century, China is engaged in integrating into the international society, the Cold War now a distant memory.

It turns out I am over-optimistic. The West is still trying to use the laureate as a pawn against China, though it is doomed to fail.
joyful and glorious time for him and for the whole country as he brings Chinese literature into the world spotlight.

Mo is in the limelight in Stockholm, as he is chased by reporters from all over the world. However, while reading the Western coverage of Mo’s award, I’m astonished to see politics rather than literature dominate the interviews.

Mo, a literature devotee, may have felt frustrated as he was submerged by questions on China's freedom of speech or human rights and took on criticism for not being a political dissident.

Mo reiterates that he is a storyteller, the award is a personal thing, “The award goes to the writer, not the country.” It turned out that all his efforts to minimize the political influence of the award are in vain.

The Nobel Prize has long been singled out for politicization to confront China; before Mo, only those who are opposed to China’s current system would win the prize.

This time is supposed to be different. Mo is recognized for his great works. Chinese hail his victory for it is a good opportunity for Western readers to better understand China. After all, we are now in the 21st century, China is engaged in integrating into the international society, the Cold War now a distant memory.

It turns out I am over-optimistic. The West is still trying to use the laureate as a pawn against China, though it is doomed to fail.

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Post time 2012-12-15 11:01:47 |Display all floors
Earlier this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Fu Ying had told the head of the Nobel Institute that granting the prize to Liu would damage ties between China and Norway.
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement:

"Norway has a good and extensive cooperation with China. Our connection is enduring and covers all areas that link our two countries. Discussion of human rights is a part of this relationship."

He said Norway had brought up Liu's case with Chinese authorities on several occasions.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2010/10/08/idINIndia-52053720101008

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Post time 2012-12-15 11:34:20 |Display all floors
The Nobel Prize for anything, is now politicalized. The original idea for this prize does not exist anymore. It is worthless, it is used solely for political ideology.  Mo Yan has been chosen to give the Zealots of the Nobel Prize Industry a great opportunity  to spout off their own warped ideology.  Their prize in this case has nothing whatsoever to do with literature, just to insult Mo Yan and to give them worldwide coverage of their own agenda.   

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Post time 2012-12-15 14:10:45 |Display all floors
It is so clear that the Nopel Prize are evaluated by persons some orgnization, as long as they are organizations, then they have their own interest or benefit, the result only could be that Nopet Prize is politicized.

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Post time 2012-12-15 17:14:37 |Display all floors
The normal laughable "west" this "west" that nonsense. People have opinions of china. Sometimes they are not positive. live with it.

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