Chinese Nobel laureate is to give speech in Taiwan
Chinese writer Gao Xingjian (
), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000, will talk about cultural self-examination and his literary inspiration during an April 22 speech at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), the university said Monday.
This will be the fourth consecutive year that Gao has traveled to Taiwan to deliver a speech at the university, where the Francebased writer has served as a chair professor since 2012.
In 2012, Gao released a book of poetry titled “You Shen Yu Xuan Si” ( ) in Taiwan. The following year, NTNU’s Graduate Institute of Performing Arts produced a rock musical adapted from Gao’s play “A Tale of Shan Hai Jing” ( ), which is based on ancient Chinese mythology.