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Why the West insists on politicalizing the Nobel Prize?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-12-11 17:20:32 |Display all floors
Prometheus2 Post time: 2012-12-11 16:58
The Physics, Chemistry and Medicine Nobel prizes are less based on personal opinion and much bette ...

I don't think they are much less arbitrary than any other prize.  The prize goes to prominent people who deserve acknowledgment for the their contributions to their field, no matter if the are a chemist, writer or economist. One gets the prize every year, many gets nominated,  many more deserves attention to their work.

Mo Yan didn't get the prize because he was the best writer in the world. He didn't get the prize because he was the best writer in China. He didn't get it because he sold most, made most money or was the most popular.  He got it because he has been writing good stuff and the Swedish academy, A bunch of writers the average Wang has never heard of, thought he deserved the prize anyway.

On a side note I do think that the scientific prizes are more important than the literature, peace. But others may no agree.

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Post time 2012-12-11 17:26:33 |Display all floors
This post was edited by yemeier at 2012-12-11 17:29
vincent01 Post time: 2012-12-11 09:29
Winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature Mo Yan (L) of China smiles as he receives his prize f ...

Maybe it is just a excuse,it seems to focus on politics rather than literature.but that means our country will be stronger .more people from other country  pay large attention to us gradually.  we are going to spread the influence in the world .we should realize what's going on .that is china' honour.

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Post time 2012-12-12 11:38:45 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2012-12-12 11:40


The downside of attaching too much importance to the Nobel Prize is that this prize committee is trying to generate a lot of goodwill toward its prize by awarding it to a non-dissident, and later use this goodwill to bolster its support for a dissident.  In effect, it lacks enough credibility in China to cause political and social turmoil in supporting a dissident, as it tried with LXB.  So now, it is correcting its mistake, and is trying to first build up its respectability and goodwill in China, so that the next dissident is supports can inflict the deepest division in China.  

Mo Yan is a good writer, and I congratulate him for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature.  Good work! But let us be realistic.  The Swedish Academy cannot be sophisticated enough to pick the really best writer of China that the Chinese would have chosen if they wanted to on their own.  We are proud of Mo Yan, but we think the crown of Chinese literature should come from the hands of the Chinese people, not from the hands of the Swedish Nobel Committee.  That said, congratulations again to Mo Yan!

NEVERTHELESS, the Nobel Prize committee is not a politically unbiased or fair organization, and we should not give it too much of our good will and support for awarding the literature prize to Mo Yan.  Instead, we should remember its recent attempts to subvert Chinese and international opinion against the sovereignty of China's government, and refuse to acknowledge as a gift, what is merely a Trojan horse to Chinese public opinion.

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