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Mo Yan and China's New Historical Fiction
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 6:00pm

PSU's Institute for Asian Studies presents

Jeffery Kinkley, St. John's University

Mo Yan and China's New Historical Fiction

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

6:00 PM

PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, room 298


 

Mo Yan is a Chinese novelist, short story writer, and essayist  who was award ed the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature. Despite his social criticism he is seen in his homeland as one of the  foremost contemporary authors. He is best known to Western readers for his 1987 novel Red Sorghum Clan. The Nobel Foundation describes Mo Yan as an author “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary,” and has compared his writing to that of William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez. 

 

 

Jeffrey C. Kinkley is a Professor of History at St. John’s University who teaches courses in World and East Asian History and in Modern Chinese History, Literature and Film. He is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow who has published several books  about Chinese writers and China, and is working on a new book about recent epic Chinese historical novels and their visions of modern history.   

 

 

 

 

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