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Biggest Obstacle for Chinese Writers' Globalization

(CRI Online)

08:14, March 28, 2013

Mo Yan, last year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, attended a press conference in Stockholm, capital of Sweden, on December 6, 2012. [Photo: Xinhua]

Chinese writer Mo Yan awakened the world to Chinese literature last year when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. But foreign readers have met with difficulties when they try to pick up Mo Yan's novels. He Fei has the story.

For the many voracious foreign readers waiting to read the works of Mo Yan the lack of translation of Mo's work is now their biggest obstacle.

Professor Joao Martins is the Portuguese translator of Mo's novel "Big Breasts and Wide Hips."

"The lack of direct translation from Chinese to Portuguese hinders the access of Mo Yan's works into Portugal. I translated only one of his books and this one was translated from English to Portuguese. There are indeed difficulti