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Professor weighs in on Nobel prize

October 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Daniel Youd, an associate professor of Chinese language and literature at Beloit, recently weighed in on the announcement that the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese writer Mo Yan.

“The committee is conscious of representing the world's population and of introducing readers to other literary traditions. It was time for a writer of Chinese nationality to be awarded,” Youd told the publication China Daily.

Read the full story and the rest of Youd’s comments in “A fixation on international validation is fulfilled.”