The Nobel Prize in Literature 2000
Born: 4 January 1940, Ganzhou, China
Residence at the time of the award: France
Prize motivation: "for an æuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama."
Prize share: 1/1
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