精神遊牧者陳玉

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陳玉慧的創作近年確有對跨文化題材「劃地為王」的傾向,從形式上突破到題材的多元,她的答案是「我是個精神遊牧者」。

由香港浸會大學文學院於二零零五年創立《紅樓夢獎》、獎金高達三十萬港幣(約四萬美元),第一屆首獎就由陳玉慧的《海神家族》、賈平凹的《秦腔》、香港作家董啟章的《天工開物》等共同獲得決審團獎,陳玉慧的作品已是華人文學世界中一塊不可或缺的瑰寶。

《海神家族》透過一位台灣女子的尋根之旅,透露家族的種種愛恨交纏,連結著台灣百年發展與近代中國人的飄搖歷史。在自己生命歷程之中,不斷從現實生活中突破困境,作者陳玉慧過去三十年來的寫作風格又何嘗不是如此?能夠從形式上的突破到題材上的多元,陳玉慧的答案是:「我是個精神遊牧者。」

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女作家包揽第三届“中国小说学会奖”

来源: 中华读书报  作者:舒晋瑜

报讯 短篇小说、中篇小说、长篇小说奖的获奖作家分别是范小青、方方和严歌苓,海外文学特别奖被张翎摘取,记者近日在由江西南昌大学举办的首届中国小说节上获悉,第三届“中国小说学会奖”全部奖项均由女作家包揽。而获奖作家中海外作家与中国内地作家平分秋色,也标志着海外文学终于走出失语的状态,登堂入室。在同时举办的中国小说高峰论坛上,海内外知名的小说家、小说评论家及专家学者,对中国小说当前的发展态势及遭遇的困惑进行了扎实深入、开诚布公的交锋与探讨。

“中国小说学会奖”每3年设立一届,原则上根据连续3年的“年度排行榜”,由学会的专家教授评选出代表当代小说最高水平的作品。

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Han Han: Racecar driver, all round bad boy and China’s biggest blogger

Notorious ‘public intellectual’ Han Han talks about his love-hate relationship with Shanghai and being one of Time magazine’s ‘most influential figures’

Dropping out of school at 16, Han Han is not well-educated in traditional Chinese values, but he is one of China’s most influential literary figures, publishing his own magazine and authoring the most popular blog in the country. According to Xinmin.cn, Han’s blog, hosted on the popular portal and forum Sina.com (find it here, Chinese only), has the most clicks in the Chinese-speaking world. Starting in 2003, Han Han added “professional race car driver” to his ever-growing resume when he officially entered the pro circuit racing in a number of Chinese and international events. Han Han was named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s most influential people this year in 2009. Click here to read more »

《金陵十三钗》15岁“谋女郎”抢先出炉 训练艰苦

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据《新快报》报道,在《山楂树之恋》热拍的同时,张艺谋的《金陵十三钗》也在紧张筹备中,并有望于10月在南京开机。目前,南京某学校一位15岁的女生,正在张艺谋的安排下秘密接受相关方面的训练,她将是最新的“谋女郎”。

《金陵十三钗》由旅美作家严歌苓创作,人物众多,主要人物除了十三个风尘女子,还有教堂里的神父和寄宿在教堂里的女孩儿书娟。据称,这位新版“谋女郎”,正是贯穿故事的线索人物“书娟”,她在表演上完全是个新人。

因为故事中的不少对话是英语,这就要求某些角色汉语、英语俱佳。在这种条件下,张艺谋去年底在选演员时,专门去了南京的一所英语院校,最终有四十多个女学生入选,她们饰演的应该是故事中寄宿在教堂里的那群“寄宿女生”。其中有一个,对于故事的发展起到了关键性的作用,在原著小说里她叫书娟。目前,“书娟”已经到北京某艺术院校进行训练,由于这位女孩没有任何表演经验,针对她的训练相当艰苦,据称女孩曾信心崩溃、放声大哭。

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China Looks Askance at a New Satiric Novel

Gady Epstein

It’s the year 2013: China has emerged triumphant from a second global financial crisis, more confident than ever that the Western model is broken and that its own brand of authoritarian capitalism is superior. Starbucks-Wang Wang cafes (the Seattle company was bought out) are making Chinese-themed drinks popular around the globe. The dollar depreciates 30%, gold skyrockets to $2,000 an ounce and China takes over the world.

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Han Han

The 2010 TIME 100

By Simon Elegant

Best-selling novelist, champion race-car driver, wasp-tongued enfant terrible of China’s literary world — Han Han has been all these things. But the Shanghai native, 27, has vaulted into a unique new role in the past year. In mid-2009, Han became China’s most popular blogger. He doesn’t focus on the mundane details of his daily life or celebrity gossip. Instead, he zeroes in on the ills of contemporary Chinese society, his barbed posts targeting topics from official venality to the failings of a state-produced movie about Confucius.

So far, Han has been adept at negotiating the authorities’ unspoken boundaries on permissible criticism. He is aware of the responsibility that comes with his new prominence. “All of us standing on this stage…should strive to slowly remove those high walls,” he wrote in a recent post in which he discussed government restrictions on the Internet. “Then, when the sun shines in, it will be such a light that no one will ever be able to extinguish it again.”

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