A Westerner's Reflection on Mo Yan

  title={A Westerner's Reflection on Mo Yan},
  author={Robert Con Davis-Undiano},
  journal={Chinese Literature Today},
  pages={21 - 25}
In April 2011, Robert Con Davis-Undiano, Executive Director of CLT and WLT, announced during a talk he delivered on Mo Yan at Beijing Normal University that he would be nominating Mo Yan for the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature. In his talk, Davis lays out his case for why—given Mo Yan's stature and productivity—his work should serve as the best ground for Westerners to gauge the depth and quality of contemporary Chinese literature. 
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