“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Calling all Potential Nobel Laureates…

By Eric Abrahamsen, published

So they say the next Nobel prize for literature will be announced this week (Thursday?), and you would not believe the number of people writing around for Mo Yan's contact information.

Dear Western media: leave the poor man alone! He's busy writing the next Great Chinese Novel.

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# 1.   

And what might be the definitive (?) "Chinese opinion" on this subject:

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/736850.shtml

" As the other Chinese winners have demonstrated, mainstream Chinese values are hardly compatible with the choices of the Nobel Prize committee.

Mo is quite calm in the face of the heated discussions about his being a possible winner, and so are many other Chinese authors toward the Nobel literature prize. It would be gratifying if Mo wins the prize, but if he fails, it's nothing serious. Toward Nobel prizes, Chinese need more calmness."

Not wrong, I think…

 Eric Abrahamsen, October 8, 2012, 1:47a.m.

# 2.   

Thank you for this website, it is illuminating. Now that Mo Yan has WON the Nobel Prize, many people are surfing around the internet, trying to find out more about him. I hope that he will take time to talk to the media -- especially in the U.S. His doing so will help to fill out the cloudy image of China that prevails.

Julia Hays, October 11, 2012, 10:08a.m.

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