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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Gao Xingjian Born 1940. Chinese-born writer whose works include the play Bus Stop (1983) and the novel Soul Mountain (1999). He won the 2000 Nobel Prize for literature.


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  • But then there are writers such as Gao Xingjian and Jose Saramago whose work I discovered because of the new prominence the Nobel gave them, and those are discoveries I treasure.

    Nobel Thoughts

  • Lovell, who falls in the latter category, draws on the work she did back in graduate school on the PRC's "Nobel Complex" and on writer-in-exile Gao Xingjian, another person whose prize was viewed by Beijing as the wrong sort of Nobel recognition for a Chinese individual.

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom: China in 2010: A 13-Link Retrospective

  • For Gao Xingjian, winning the Nobel Prize will not make up for all the years Beijing has shunned his writing.

    A First For China

  • And Chinese writers, including the first to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gao Xingjian, vie to have their books published in arguably the world's freest Chinese city.

    The Birth Of A New Taipei

  • After living under the shadow of Beijing's rule for more than three years, most of them expected the exiled writer, Gao Xingjian, to pay tribute to a common struggle for freedom of expression.

    Too Eager To Toe The Line?

  • The fact is that they failed, and that no Chinese citizen has ever had the Nobel Prize Gao Xingjian wrote his most significant works, made "unavailable" on the Mainland, in Chinese, but he was awarded as French. ALTERNATE NOBELS.

  • His 1973 prize goes to V.V. Nabokov instead of Patrick White, and his 2000 prize to Tom Stoppard rather than Gao Xingjian. ALTERNATE NOBELS.

  • She leaned, tête-à-tête, to the Chinese man but so that all around could also hear, saying she had recently read a novel by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian but in all honesty preferred the work of Ha Jin.

    Sugar Skull

  • Gao Xingjian, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2000, first got into trouble with the Chinese authorities in 1981, when he published A Preliminary Discussion of the Art of Modern Fiction.

    Looking for Trouble in China

  • China disavowed its only literature Nobel Prize winner, Gao Xingjian, who left China for France in the 1980s to escape censorship.

    The Seattle Times


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