At the same time, the China Publishing Group has redoubled its effort to promote the works of contemporary distinguished Chinese writers and scholars to Western society, including Lu Xun, Mao Dun
, Qian Zhongshu, Mo Yan, Jia Pingwa, Mai Jia, Liu Zhenyun and Wu Jinglian.
Frog, his 11th novel (published in China in 2009), won the 2011 Mao Dun
He was best known for his English translations of the Chinese classic novel Outlaws of the Marsh , as well as works by the more modern authors Ba Jin and Mao Dun
First published in 1995, this major work has, like many of Wang's books, waited too long for an English version despite winning China's most prestigious literary award, the Mao Dun
Prize, and having been adapted for the stage, television, and film.
In a 1942 novel Mao Dun
tells the story of the revenge of Samson against the femme fatale Delilah, where the Philistines symbolize the Japanese; Xiang Peiliang in Annen (1926), a one-act play, turns the love of Amnon for Tamar into a sexual aberration; the writer Gu Cheng, personally obsessed by the death of Christ, writes the novel Ying'er, then becomes insane, killing his wife and hanging himself in 1993; Wang Duqing understands Jesus as an illegitimate son, displaying in a poem on the Virgin Mary (1925) some decadent tendencies; Wang Meng, minister of culture before Tiananmen, takes inspiration from the Apocalypse, describing in The Cross (1988) how the fourth animal, Christ's negative mirror, brings destruction into the world.
Not only did the lack of time or the vastness of his projects cause Mao Dun
to leave works unfinished or to make significant changes in them, but I think also that the binary opposition of hope and hopelessness was for him, as for Lu Xun, a keen and always returning conviction.
announced today that ''The Issuing Ceremony of the Sixth Circuit of the Mao Dun
Literature Award,'' which is considered the ''Nobel Literature Award of China,'' will be celebrated on July 26th in Wuzhen.
It also garnered the highest literary award in China--the Mao Dun
From Crown Prince Zhao Ming (501-531 AD) of the ancient Liang Kingdom (502-557 AD), to the modern literature master Mao Dun
1942) is probably best known for his novel A Small Town Called Hibiscus, which brought him widespread acclaim and won him the Mao Dun
Literary Award in 1982.
, Zheng Zhenduo, and others became well known.
In 1934 the well-known leftist writer Mao Dun
condemned the work of Wu Zuxiang for being "purely objective.