Asia Pacific Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize in literature (+video)

Nobel Laureate Mo Yan gives readers outside China an idea of what it is like to be Chinese, while people inside China gain a sense of history, says one distinguished translator.

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Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature, is one of China’s most popular and widely translated novelists, but he has drawn criticism for his cozy relations with the government.