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Updated:2014-12-02 15:06:43Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallWhen asked about the explicit sex scenes in his novels during a recent speech at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan said his books might be inappropriate for students in primary schools and high schools, according to China News Service.
“I was young and bold at that time, so some descriptions could be a little bit too explicit,” the writer explained when one high school student in the audience brought up his confusion while reading the book.
Ever since Mo won the prize in 2012, his works have been going strong in bookstores around the country. Due to his popularity some parents and teachers have included his books on children’s reading lists. But Mo said he didnt write for children and some sex elements in the books were too essential for the characters development to be eliminated.
It is important to control “such things’ influences on teenagers physical and physiological health”, according to Mo. He also added that a lot of online literature and movies provide a steady and unhealthy diet of sex and to curb this trend requires more effort other than that from the parents.
He gave his “most direct advice” to the student, “Do not listen to your teachers. Do not read my books. You could try them after you grow up and get married. Now maybe you should just read something about rural scenery or something about family love.”8.03KRelated ArticlesTourism project to reproduce scenes from Nobel winner Mo Yan’s novelMo Yan moved to tears by adapted TV series of his novelSculpture of Mo Yan sparks controversyMo Yan awarded highest honor of oldest Bulgarian universityLooking for the next Mo YanTagsMo Yan writerPhotoHigh price arts from high-profile collectorCreative products by Palace MuseumExhibition M Home – Living in Space held at 798Culture Insider: What you should know about ThangkaExhibition displays Qin culture in BeijingCollege student and his homemade costumes for The AvengersArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelDalis sculptures settle in National Art Museum of ChinaRed sorghum portrayed by different paintersHigh price arts from high-profile collectorMona Lisa, a portrait of Da Vincis Chinese mother?Rethinking RodinExhibition M Home – Living in Space held at 798Culture Insider: What you should know about ThangkaRiverside Scene at Qingming FestivalDunhuang culture on display in Hong KongPreview of Polys autumn auction in BeijingPhoto exhibit honors ChongqingShanghai Biennale divides media and art lovers42nd International Emmy Awards held in New YorkZhang Ziyi, Tony Leung attend 45th India Int’l Film FestivalChina to send artists to live in grassroots communitiesDalian Wanda interested in Lionsgate, MGM stakeHouse of Cards season 3 coming in FebruaryAll Quiet in Peking hits 400-million views on VOD with 1st seasonPractitioners debate recording rights, royaltiesCollege student and his homemade costumes for The AvengersFilm industry eyes upcoming box office recordsSony films leak online after cyber attackStars shine with a different shimmerSparks fly in dramatic episode of silver screen rivalryMark Chao, Gao Yuanyuans wedding ceremonyZhou Xun rated as Chinas favorite starPrince William to visit China and Japan aloneActor Huang Haibo apologizes for sex scandalAngelababy visits children in SichuanEddie Peng, Jing Boran pose for Famous magazineSinger Li Yugang converts to BuddhismEntertainment weekly photos: Nov 22 – 28Media workers support smoking ban on screenAMAs deny Chinese singers bought awardsChinas celebrity paintersBenedict Cumberbatch: Being SherlockWang Peiyi, the goddess makerGoji Lin collection staged in TaipeiChina and France plan couture collaborationsDiesel-powered babiesDesigners cash in on celebrity babiesNew Miss Model crowned in ShenzhenFashion 911Warm hues for APECFashion updatesCarven expands in China, opens storesGolden Horse red carpet: Who wore it best?The facts and fictions of moisturizingChinas Shunde joins the UNESCO Creative Cities NetworkHomesick for these …Restaurant in a caveDelicious hat fashionYummy Box pizzas reflect cross-country survey in USHungry for Korean food?Home flavors of the Lion CityHome cooking in BeijingSingaporean abroadCounting sheep to ChinaChinese health food producer to acquire company in NZFunky, Italian deliTop 10 most beautiful terraces in ChinaMountain paradiseGlimpses of Lhasas holiday seasonTop 10 destinations for female travelersTop 10 seldom-seen views around the worldQuanzhou charmsYunnan, a travel heavenCity of SpringsMorning sun showers snow-covered Great WallMixing old with new in central Vietnam2013 Top 10 Tourism Destinations Editors Picks10 mosts about foreigners in ChinaMedia workers support smoking ban on screenHot wordsEasy TalkStart of AutumnChinese Valentines DayGaokaoCulture InsiderTop 10sTeaForbidden CityDragon Boat FestivalChinese at CannesVideoEasy Talk:Is TCM still relevant?Easy Talk: Chitchat about ThanksgivingThe spirit of traditional Beijing cuisineColumnsRaymond Zhou:X-Ray
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