Chinese literature Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan unexpectedly called for the release of inmates Liu Xiaobo, winner of Nobel Peace Prize two years ago, after having been under fire from human rights activists do not speak for him.The author, a portly 57-year-old whose pseudonym adopted Mo Yan means “speak”, said he had a number of literary criticism Liu read in the 1980s, but that it had no knowledge of the work of Liu once turned he turned to politics. “I hope he can get his freedom as soon as possible,” Mo said Friday in his hometown Gaomi in the northern province of Shandong in bold remarks that could embarrass Beijing victory and praised Liu denigrated price. Liu should be able to research his “political and social system,” said without elaborating Mo
A number of dissidents and other writers Mo was declared unworthy to win if he avoided comment on the fate Liu. They also denounced a speech to the former supreme leader Mao Zedong to commemorate.But
Mo, whose real name is Guan Moye, responded to this criticism.“I think the people who criticize me do not read my books,” he said. “If she had read my books, they would understand that my writings at that time and took a lot of risks were under pressure. ” Many people have criticized me online are members of the Communist Party itself. They also work within the system. And some have profited enormously within the system, “he added. ” I work in China, “he said.” I write in China under Communist Party leadership. But my work can not be limited by the political parties. “ MB, which was so poor that he is the bark of trees and weeds to survive ate, is the first Chinese citizen to the top prize of $ 1.2 million win in the literature, awarded by the Swedish Academy. He is best known in the West for “Red Sorghum”, that the fate of the peasants shows in the early years of the Communist regime and was made into a film by Zhang Yimou. His books include “big breasts and wide hips” and “The Republic of Wine.” prominent dissident Hu Jia, a good friend of Liu praised MB apparent change of heart stroke.
” What happened in the last 24 hours has changed. A Nobel Prize either for peace or for literature, gives a fresh feeling good and evil, “he told Reuters.China, long used to wringing her hands perceived disrespect or insult by the organizers of the Nobel Prize, the propaganda machine worked overtime to the Mo hail to win as a breakthrough for the whole nation, and the recognition of its place as a great country. Senior official Communist Party and China’s propaganda chief Li Changchun congratulated MB, state media said he hoped that “Chinese authors will focus on the country people in their writings and more excellent works that stand the test of history will stand. “ But the statement of Mo Liu, vice-president of the Association of Writers supported by the Chinese government could things be difficult to make the Chinese authorities, Liu imprisoned for 11 years in 2009 for inciting subversion of state power .
Chinese Foreign Hong Lei holder ministry spokesman reiterated criticism of the government awarding Liu, said it was a “serious interference in China’s internal affairs and judicial sovereignty.”
interest Mo. literature dates back to his childhood in Gaomi. When he was six, he was an avid reader of the Chinese classics, said brother Guan Moxin Mo, 62. The youngest of four children, Mo. love stories.But Mo farmer father and brother, who still lives in the dust village in hardscrabble Gaomi where Mo grew up, had no idea they had a Nobel laureate in their midst.
“What is the probability that a country boy, without a say his name would be a great writer? “Guan Moxin told Reuters.” He’s just a man in this distant country, and this poor family, he is not a big city. “ Mo , already very popular in China, has become something of a celebrity in Gaomi. Residents satisfied fireworks determine the price of Mo night was announced. Reporters began to pour in a city. Hotel puts a banner congratulating digital Mo.
“I could not believe it. It took a while before I could believe. It seemed so impossible. We all (the village), which celebrates by lighting fireworks, “said Guan Moxin.Mo
books reflect the tumult of modern China. He wrote his first sufferings of his works, that the fight against corruption , the decline of Chinese society and rural life inspire.“When he was a boy at school, he was very bad,” Mo 90 years, father, Guan Yifan, told Reuters. “But after he had stop and do the work on the farm. At that time we had wanted to eat vegetables, fruit, and he had wanted to dig. “