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Nobel laureate Professor Mo Yan to speak at HKBU Distinguished Lecture

諾貝爾文學獎得主 莫言教授 主講浸大傑出學人講座

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
 
Biography:
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. 
 
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香港浸會大學中國語言文學系將於11月15日(星期三)舉行傑出學人講座,邀請2012年諾貝爾文學獎得主、中國藝術研究院文學院院長及中國作家協會副主席莫言教授,擔任主講嘉賓。莫言教授亦是浸大本年度榮譽博士領受人。
 
傑出學人講座詳情如下:
題目:文學中的歷史與現實
日期:11月15日(星期三)
時間:下午4:00至6:00
地點:九龍塘窩打老道224 號 香港浸會大學 大學會堂(AC Hall)
語言:普通話
 
講者簡歷:
筆名莫言的管謨業教授,是國際著名作家和諾貝爾文學獎得主,他現任中國藝術研究院文學院院長兼任中國作家協會副主席,於文壇享負盛名。
 
莫言教授於1980年代開始創作,先後著作逾百部長篇和短篇小說,又編寫話劇和電影劇本,著名作品有《紅高梁家族》、《酒國》、《檀香刑》、《豐乳肥臀》和《我們的荊軻》等,其中多部作品更被翻譯成10多種語言。
 
為表揚他在文學上的傑出貢獻,莫言教授於2012年獲頒諾貝爾文學獎。他的著作《生死疲勞》於2008年獲得浸大的紅樓夢獎:世界華文長篇小說獎。除此之外,莫言教授亦曾獲頒中國全國中篇小說獎、茅盾文學獎、台灣聯合文學獎、中國大家.紅河文學獎、中國華語文學傳媒大獎(年度傑出成就獎)、法國儒爾.巴泰雍獎、日本福岡亞洲文化大獎、法蘭西文化藝術騎士勳章和意大利諾尼諾國際文學獎等。
 
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