Prof. YAN Lianke Awarded the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature
Prof. YAN Lianke, IAS Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture and Chair Professor of Humanities at HKUST, is the recipient of the 2021 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature awarded by the Institute for US-China Issues of the University of Oklahoma in recognition for his “lifelong contributions to world letters”. This biennial award, conferred wholly on the basis of literary merit, aims to honor outstanding achievement in prose or poetry that best captures the human condition. The 2021 award ceremony and online symposium will be held next March. Some previous Chinese winners include MO Yan (莫言), Xi Xi (西西), and HAN Shaogong (韓少功).