IAS Distinguished Lecture

Gao Xingjian and Mo Yan: Comparisons Between Two Nobel Literary Laureates

About the speaker

Liu Zaifu, a famous writer, critic, and scholar, who was born in Nanan county of Fujian province in 1941. He graduated from Chinese Department of Xiamen University in 1963. Before he immigrated to the U.S., he was the research fellow and the director of Literary Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Science and the Editor-in-chief of Literary Review. After he moved to the U.S. in 1989, he served as the visiting scholar and research fellow respectively at University of Chicago, University of Stockholm, University of Colorado at Boulder, City University of Hong Kong, Donghai University, and Zhongyang University. Currently he is the Honorary Professor at City University of Hong Kong and the Visiting Fellow at University of Colorado at Boulder. He has published 38 academic and literary books, such as The Theory of Aesthetic Thoughts on Lu Xun, On the Composite of Human Character, Tradition and Chinese, Theory of Chinese Literature, The Collection of Liu Zaifu’s Prose Poetry, On Twenty-Five Human Kinds, Farewell to the Gods, Farewell to Revolution, Sin and Literature, Theory of Famous Modern Chinese Literary Figures, Theory of Gao Xingjian, Comprehending Dreams of the Red Chamber, Notes of A Floating Life. He is currently a Senior Visiting Fellow of HKUST IAS.

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