What is the writer’s place in China today? What should it be? What responsibilities does a writer have to readers? To the state? To art? To moral principle? China’s two recent Nobel Prize winners, Liu Xiaobo for peace, and Mo Yan for literature, offer some contrasting answers.
The China Research Center’s Annual Lecture
Organized by The China Research Center and Atlanta Trade Office, and Georgia Tech’s School of History, Technology and Society and The School of Modern Languages (Guest Lecture Series).
Perry Link – Chancellorial Chair for Innovative Teaching Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages, University of California, Riverside; Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University
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