Nobel Prize 2012: Why Literature Winner Mo Yan Thinks Censorship is Necessary

The differences between world superpowers the United States and China are vast, and they touch levels of society ranging from economics to art. These differences were on display last week as China’s Mo Yan spoke about winning the Nobel Prize award.

Mo Yan, a pen name meaning “Don’t speak,” will be awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature tonight in Stockholm. In a press conference earlier this week, he said