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.


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???)