Alphabetical guide to the artists

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XINGJIAN Gao
> 1940, Ganzhou (China)
He grew up during the aftermath of the Japanese invasion in eastern China. He obtained his degree at the French Institute of Foreign Languages ​​in Beijing. It becomes French translator but is sent for five years in re-education camp in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. In 1975, he returned to Beijing to get on with his life and begins publishing essays, short stories and stories in literary magazines. The non-judgmental character of his works confronts the censorship. In 1987 he was forced into exile and settled in Paris. In 1997, he obtained French nationality. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000 and the Premio Letterario Feriona Italy. He was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour by the President of the French Republic. The title of Doctor Honoris was awarded in 2001 by Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan and the Honory Degree of Doctor of Literature by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. University of Provence Aix-Marseille appoints honorary doctorate. In 2002, the American Academy of Achievement awarded him the Golden Plate Award. Then, he was elected member of the Universal Academy of Cultures in Paris in 2003.
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