Friday, 10 December 2010

Liu Xiaobo

As readers, writers and human beings in a relatively free world:  - it is important to care!

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 to Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has long believed that there is a close connection between human rights and peace. Such rights are a prerequisite for the “fraternity between nations” of which Alfred Nobel wrote in his will.


Liu Xiaobo is a renowned literary critic, writer, and political activist based in Beijing. He served as President of the Independent Chinese PEN Center from 2003 to 2007 and currently holds a seat on its board. Liu Xiaobo was a professor at Beijing Normal University and has worked as a visiting scholar at several universities outside of China, including the University of Oslo, the University of Hawaii, and Columbia University in New York City.

2 comments:

aafke7 said...

World history goes on...
Thank you for your tip! I'll check it out.

One sentence translated specifiably for you:
maar wijs en grijs en trots toch kind

'But wise and grey despite all child'

Have a nice weekend

- said...

THANK YOU - hope you can find The Atlas in a library near you (It's originally in German - which you might read???)