China’s Ministry of Education said it has decided to add one of Nobel Prize Laureate Mo Yan’s novellas to its existing school reading material, reported China Daily Monday.
The novella, titled A Transparent Carrot, will be featured in a school textbook for high school students taking certain elective Chinese courses. This move means that Mo’s work will soon be read by more than 25 million high school students across the country.
A Transparent Carrot, published in 1985, depicts the lives and inner worlds of ordinary Chinese people in the countryside and is reportedly a story about Mo’s difficult youth.
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