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Book Tips - Mo Yan

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 was awarded to Mo Yan "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary".

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Big Breasts and Wide Hips (Feng ru fei tun)

Because of its historical and ethnographic richness.
/Ozgur Ecevit Tasci, Turkey

Frog (Ma)

It's a really interesting cultural look into communist China and how family planning worked. The author evoked a lot of emotion by juxtaposing political duty with family duty. I really appreciated that the narrator wasn't the main character as well, but a close family member writing a play on the main character.
/Danielle Bettis, United States
It is so authentic and very well written, very diverse.
/Mia, Germany

Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out (Sheng si pi lao)

I loved this book because I could learn more about Chinese culture and history while having a good time. The story is well written and very easy to read.
/Juan Ferrer, Peru

Red Sorghum (Hong gaoliang jiazu )

Bacause this book tell us too many thinks about historys. And we can never forget this history .
/Joy, China

Sandalwood Death (Tan xiang xing)

/Sun, China
New English translation to be published January 2013 will make this work more widely available to readers seeking insight on rural life in China.
/Jo Ann Reece, United States

The Republic of Wine (Jiu guo)

For critcal analysis.
/Lal Bahadur Khatri, Nepal
I've never read anything like that before. It is a very special story.
/Lizzy Wang, China
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