Date: 13 Nov 2017 (Monday)


Nobel laureate Professor Mo Yan to speak at HKBU Distinguished Lecture

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The Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is holding a public lecture on 15 November (Wednesday) to be delivered by Professor Mo Yan (莫言), winner of the 2012 Nobel prize in Literature, Dean of the Literature Institute of the Chinese National Academy of Arts, Vice-President of China Writers Association, and recipient of an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from HKBU in 2017.
Details of the lecture are as follows:
Topic: History and Reality in Literature (文學中的歷史與現實)
Date: 15 November 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 4 pm – 6 pm
Venue: Academic Community Hall (AC Hall), Hong Kong Baptist University, 224 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: Putonghua
Renowned writer and Nobel laureate Professor Guan Moye, better known by his pen name Mo Yan, is Dean of the Literature Institute of the Chinese National Academy of Arts, and Vice-President of China Writers Association. 
Mo Yan started his literary career in the 1980s. He is the author of more than 100 short fictions and long novels. He is also an ardent script writer of plays and screenplays. His numerous works include Red Sorghum Saga, The Republic of Wine, Sandalwood Death, Big Breasts and Wide Hips, and Our Jing Ke, which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages for publication in different countries.
In recognition of his phenomenal achievements, Mo Yan received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, and his novel Life, Death, Exhaustion won HKBU’s prestigious Dream of the Red Chamber Award in 2008. He has also received numerous awards including, among other national literary prizes, Mao Dun Literature Prize, the National Prize (Novella), the United Literature Prize of Taiwan, the Dajia Red River Literature Prize, the Chinese Literature Media Prize (Annual Outstanding Achievement Prize) of China; the Laure Bataillin Prize, the Grand Prize of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize, the French Arts and Literature Knight Medal of France; and the Nonino International Prize of Italy.
You are cordially invited to send a reporter/photographer to cover the event. 

地點:九龍塘窩打老道224 號 香港浸會大學 大學會堂(AC Hall)
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